Category: Projection

Optimizing Map Projections to Minimize Distortions: Advancements in Earth Science Cartography

Getting Started Map projections play a critical role in representing the Earth’s surface on a two-dimensional plane. However, due to the inherent differences between the curved surface of the Earth and a flat map, distortions are inevitable. These distortions can affect various aspects of mapping, including area, shape, distance, and direction. Over the years, cartographers