Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cylindrical Projections

I wanted to do more research on Cylindrical Projections because they seem to be the most simple. A cylindrical projection can be imagined in its simplest form as a cylinder that has been wrapped around a globe at the equator.

I thought that the simplicity of this type of projection is what made it so interesting. As you can see in the image above, wrapping the Earth in a cylinder places horizontal and vertical lines that correspond with latitude and longitude.

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