18.22.2 – Explain the difficulties associated with representing a spherical shape on a flat surface.
- The Earths image cannot be displayed as a flat image without being cut or stretched. Distorting the image.
- Trade offs between shape, size or direction are made to create flat maps.
18.22.4 – Describe the process of creating:
18.22.6 – List and explain the properties of:
18.22.8 – List and explain the uses of:
(a) a Mercator projection;
- Created by varying distance between latitude lines. Stretching the area at the poles to create a rectangular image.
- Preserves direction and shape. Distorts Distance and Size.
- Lines drawn between two points can be followed by maintaining a constant heading.
(b) a Lambert’s conformal projection.