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This compromise projection was developed in 1889 and used for world maps. | |

This projection was developed to provide a conformal map of Alaska with less scale distortion than other conformal projections. Supported in ArcInfo Workstation only. | |

This was developed in 1972 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to publish a map of Alaska at 1:2,500,000 scale. Supported in ArcInfo Workstation only. | |

This conic projection uses two standard parallels to reduce some of the distortion of a projection with one standard parallel. Shape and linear scale distortion are minimized between the standard parallels. | |

The most significant characteristic of this projection is that both distance and direction are accurate from the central point. | |

This is an equal-area cylindrical projection suitable for world mapping. | |

This divides the outer portion of the projection into five points to minimize interruptions to the land masses. | |

This projection was developed specifically for mapping North and South America and maintains conformality. Supported in ArcInfo Workstation only. | |

This equal-area projection has true scale along the central meridian and all parallels. | |

This transverse cylindrical projection maintains scale along the central meridian and all lines parallel to it. This projection is neither equal area nor conformal. | |

This projection was developed and used by the National Geographic Society for continental mapping. The distance from three input points to any other point is approximately correct. Supported in ArcInfo Workstation only. | |

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection is primarily used for thematic maps of the world. | |

This is a faceted projection that is used for ArcGlobe. | |

Lambert first described this equal-area projection in 1772. It is used infrequently. | |

This azimuthal projection is conformal. | |

This pseudocylindrical projection is used primarily as a novelty map. | |

This is a pseudocylindrical equal-area projection. | |

This pseudocylindrical projection is used primarily for world maps. | |

This equal-area projection is used primarily for world maps. | |

This pseudocylindrical projection is used primarily for world maps. | |

This equal-area projection is used primarily for world maps. | |

This conic projection can be based on one or two standard parallels. As the name implies, all circular parallels are spaced evenly along the meridians. | |

This is one of the easiest projections to construct because it forms a grid of equal rectangles. | |

This projection is simple to construct because it forms a grid of equal rectangles. | |

The final version of this interrupted projection was described by Buckminster Fuller in 1954. | |

The Gall's stereographic projection is a cylindrical projection designed around 1855 with two standard parallels at latitudes 45° N and 45° S. | |

This projection is similar to the Mercator except that the cylinder is tangent along a meridian instead of the equator. The result is a conformal projection that does not maintain true directions. | |

The geocentric coordinate system is not a map projection. The earth is modeled as a sphere or spheroid in a right-handed x,y,z system. | |

The geographic coordinate system is not a map projection. The earth is modeled as a sphere or spheroid. | |

This azimuthal projection uses the center of the earth as its perspective point. | |

This interrupted equal-area pseudocylindrical projection is used for world raster data. | |

This coordinate system uses a transverse Mercator projected on the Airy spheroid. The central meridian is scaled to 0.9996. The origin is 49° N and 2° W. | |

The Hammer–Aitoff projection is a modification of the Lambert azimuthal equal area projection. | |

This is an oblique rotation of the Mercator projection developed for conformal mapping of areas that do not follow a north–south or east–west orientation but are obliquely oriented. | |

The Krovak projection is an oblique Lambert conformal conic projection designed for the former Czechoslovakia. | |

This projection preserves the area of individual polygons while simultaneously maintaining true directions from the center. | |

This projection is one of the best for middle latitudes. It is similar to the Albers conic equal area projection except that the Lambert conformal conic projection portrays shape more accurately. | |

This is a specialized map projection that does not take into account the curvature of the earth. | |

This projection shows loxodromes, or rhumb lines, as straight lines with the correct azimuth and scale from the intersection of the central meridian and the central parallel. | |

This equal-area projection is primarily used for world maps. | |

Originally created to display accurate compass bearings for sea travel, an additional feature of this projection is that all local shapes are accurate and clearly defined. | |

This is similar to the Mercator projection except that the polar regions are not as areally distorted. | |

Carl B. Mollweide created this pseudocylindrical projection in 1805. It is an equal-area projection designed for small-scale maps. | |

This is the standard projection for large-scale maps of New Zealand. | |

This perspective projection views the globe from an infinite distance. This gives the illusion of a three-dimensional globe. | |

This projection is similar to the orthographic projection in that its perspective is from space. In this projection, the perspective point is not an infinite distance away; instead, you can specify the distance. | |

This projection is simple to construct because it forms a grid of equal rectangles. | |

This is equivalent to the polar aspect of the stereographic projection on a spheroid. The central point is either the North Pole or the South Pole. | |

The name of this projection translates into "many cones" and refers to the projection methodology. | |

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection is primarily used for thematic maps of the world. | |

This oblique cylindrical projection is provided with two options for the national coordinate systems of Malaysia and Brunei. | |

This is a compromise projection used for world maps. | |

This conic projection can be based on one or two standard parallels. | |

As a world map, this projection maintains equal area despite conformal distortion. | |

This projection is nearly conformal and has little scale distortion within the sensing range of an orbiting mapping satellite, such as Landsat. Supported in ArcInfo Workstation only. | |

The State Plane Coordinate System is not a projection. It is a coordinate system that divides the 50 states of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands into more than 120 numbered sections, referred to as zones. | |

This azimuthal projection is conformal. | |

The Times projection was developed by Moir in 1965 for Bartholomew Ltd., a British mapmaking company. It is a modified Gall's stereographic, but the Times has curved meridians. | |

This is similar to the Mercator except that the cylinder is tangent along a meridian instead of the equator. The result is a conformal projection that does not maintain true directions. | |

This modified planar projection shows the true distance from either of two chosen points to any other point on a map. | |

This form of the polar stereographic maps areas north of 84° N and south of 80° S that are not included in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system. | |

The Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system is a specialized application of the Transverse Mercator projection. The globe is divided into 60 zones, each spanning six degrees of longitude. | |

This projection is similar to the Mercator projection except that it portrays the world as a circle with a curved graticule. | |

Unlike the orthographic projection, this perspective projection views the globe from a finite distance. This perspective gives the overall effect of the view from a satellite. | |

This is a pseudocylindrical projection used for world maps that averages the coordinates from the equirectangular (equidistant cylindrical) and sinusoidal projections. | |

This is a pseudocylindrical projection that averages the coordinates from the equirectangular and Mollweide projections. | |

This is a compromise projection used for world maps that averages the coordinates from the equirectangular (equidistant cylindrical) and Aitoff projections. |