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  Web Links
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
The University of Texas at Austin has posted a lengthy roster of mapmaking terms and their meanings.

Map Projection Home Page
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
Professor Peter H. Dana at the University of Texas has created a rich site with many illustrations.

Map Projections (lecture)
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)
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)
Poseidon Geophysics offers a variety of technical information.

Online Map Creation
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
Ninety projections await you at the site of an Austrian mathematician.
  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.
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.
  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.