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The Mercator and Stereographic Projections, and Many in Between
The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 119, No. 3 (March 2012), pp. 199-210
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.119.03.199
Page Count: 12
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Abstract We consider a family of conformal (angle preserving) projections of the sphere onto the plane. The family is referred to as the Lambert conic conformal projections. Special cases include the Mercator map and the stereographic projection. The techniques only involve elementary calculus and trigonometry.
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