Flashcards in Chapter 3 Map projections Deck (6)
The transformation of latitudes and longitudes of points on a sphere onto a plane.
- Are equi-angular
- The EQUATOR is a latitude line
- Are equi-angular but NOT equidistant
- The PRIME Meridian is a longitude line
a line on the surface of a sphere that is defined by the intersection of a sphere and a plane such that the plane cuts through the center of a sphere. Longitudinal lines are great circles.
A circle that lies on a sphere. Latitudinal lines are small circles with the exception of the Equator which is a Great Circle.