2.9. Emergence of Map Projections, from Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. John P. Synder

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch23

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Synder, J. P. (2011) Emergence of Map Projections, from Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • emergence of map projections;
  • Snyder's book, historical development of map projections;
  • new mathematical ideas - and computational means;
  • systematic representation;
  • graticule or net of meridians and parallels;
  • transition from Middle Ages to Renaissance;
  • maps, works of art portraying - philosophy and beauty of earth;
  • greatest new non-cartographic boon;
  • selection of a world map projection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Emergence of map projections: classical through renaissance

  • Map projections of the twentieth century

  • Conclusions and outlook

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also