Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Introduction. II. Zenithal projections: 1. Zenithal gnomonic polar projection. 2. Zenithal stereographic polar projection. 3. Zenithal orthographic polar projection. 4. Zenithal equal-area polar projection. 5. Zenithal equidistant polar projection. 6. Zenithal gnomonic equatorial projection. 7. Zenithal stereographic equatorial projection. III. Conical projections: 8. Conical projection with one standard parallel. 9. Conical projection with two standard parallels. 10. Bonne's projection. 11. Lambert's conical equal-area projection. IV. Cylindrical projections: 12. Cylindrical equal-area projection. 13. Gall's stereographic projection. 14. Mercator's projection. V. Conventional projections: 15. Sinusoidal projection. 16. Mollweide's projection. VI. Projections for cartography optional paper: 17. Alber's conical equal area projection. 18. Goode's Homolosine projection. 19. International map projection. VII. Choice of map projections. Appendix. Index.
"Map projection bears the basic importance in the teaching of cartography, the branch of science that deals in map making processes.
This textbook on Map Projection attempts to meet the felt need for a standard work on the subject specifically for the undergraduate students offering geography as a major subject. It has been based on the latest syllabi of Gauhati and Dibrugarh Universities and incorporates the fundamental concepts of mathematical understanding involves in the preparation of maps." (jacket)