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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Compare the sizes of Greenland and South America on this map to their proportional sizes on a globe. Is the distortion great or small?

To determine

Whether the distortion is great or small when the sizes of Greenland and South America on the map to their proportional sizes on a globe given in the figure.

Explanation

The given figure depicts the mercator projection, which is designed for navigation. The most useful property is that the lines of constant heading are called rhumb lines or straight lines. In the given picture, Greenland is shown larger than South America...

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