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A parallel (s) or point on the Earth where the Earth touches the cylinder, cone, or plane

Standard Parallel (s)

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East/west center of the map projection

Central Meridian

3

North/south center of the map projection

Latitude of Origin

4

Map projection property where areas are true or preserved

Equal Area (Equivalent)

5

Map projection property where angles are true or preserved

Conformal

6

Map projection property where directions are true from a particular location

Azimuthal

7

Map projection property where distances are true from a particular location

Equidistant

8

Map projection property where there is a balance between conformal & equivalent, however neither is totally preserved

Compromise

9

4 types of map distortion

Area (size, Angles (shape, Distance, Direction

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This map projection is ideal for equatorial areas (0-30 degrees)

Cylindrical

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This map projection is ideal for mid-latitude regions (30-65 degrees)

Conic

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This map projection is ideal for polar regions (65-90 degrees)

Planar

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4 guidelines to choose a projection for a continent or region

Determine a directional extent, determine location, choose properties, choose projection