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  Web Links
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/glossary.html
The University of Texas at Austin has posted a lengthy roster of mapmaking terms and their meanings.

Map Projection Home Page
http://everest.hunter.cuny.edu/mp
Compiled by the Geography Department at Hunter College, this site offers details on conic, planar, and cyclindrical projections, extensive links, and a gallery of lighthearted maps.

Map Projection Overview
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj.html
Professor Peter H. Dana at the University of Texas has created a rich site with many illustrations.

Map Projections (lecture)
http://eratos.erin.utoronto.ca/smitch/ggr272/figures/lecture4.html
Studded with links to illustrations, these notes from a geography course at the University of Toronto draw on the work of cartographer Arthur Robinson.

Map Projections (project)
http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/imaging/mapproj.html
Plastic bottle, flashlight, paper—that’s all you need to try your hand at your own map projection. The Gulf of Maine Aquarium shows you how.

Map Projections (technical note)
http://www.geosoft.com/techsupport/technote/tn96-1.html
Poseidon Geophysics offers a variety of technical information.

Online Map Creation
http://www.aquarius.geomar.de/omc
Pick a projection, decide what data you’d like to see, and watch the result fill your screen. You can also read about different projections.

Picture Gallery of Map Projections
http://www.geometrie.tuwien.ac.at/karto/index.html
Ninety projections await you at the site of an Austrian mathematician.
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  NGS Resources  
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Elsey, George M. and John F. Shupe. “Blueprints for Victory.” Pages 55-71, May 1995.
  Book National Geographic Atlas of the World (revised sixth edition). 1995.
  TRAVELER Preston, Lydia. “Electronic Travel Guide Offers Maps to Go.” Page 10, July/August 1993.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Garver, John B., Jr. “Seventy-five Years of Cartography: A Love Affair With Maps.” Pages 130-134, November 1990.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
RESEARCH
Saarinen, Thomas F. “Centering of Mental Maps of the World.” Pages 112-127, Winter 1988.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Garrett, Wilbur E. “The Making of America: 17 New Maps Tie the Nation to Its Past.” Pages 630-633, November 1982.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Bishop, Barry C. “Landsat Looks at Hometown Earth.” Pages 140-147, July 1976.
  WORLD “From Flat Maps to Round Globes.” Pages 16-25, December 1975.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Weaver, Kenneth F. “Remote Sensing: New Eyes to See the World.” Pages 46-73, January 1969.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Colton, F. Barrows. “Mapping the Unknown Universe.” Pages 401-420, September 1950.
  Book Chamberlin, Wellman. The Round Earth on Flat Paper: Map Projections Used by Cartographers. 1947.
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Nicholas, William F. “Making of Military Maps.” Pages 765-778, June 1943.
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  Additional Resources

Bugayevskiy, Lev M. and John P. Snyder. Map Projections: A Reference Manual. Taylor & Francis, 1995.

Maling, D.H. Coordinate Systems and Map Projections. Pergamon Press, 1991.

McDonnell, Porter W. The Properties and Uses of Selected Map Projections. M. Dekker, 1979.

Pearson, Frederick. Map Projections: Theory and Applications. CRC Press, 1990.

Robinson, Arthur H. et al. Elements of Cartography. John Wiley & Sons, 1984.

Snyder, John P. Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Snyder, John P. Map Projections: A Working Manual. U.S. Geological Survey, 1987.

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