How Do Map Projections Distort Earth's Surface?
ES0301  Three Common Projections

Most maps are generated by projecting global features onto a cylinder, a cone, or a plane. Look carefully at where each projection surface touches the globe. Imagine how North America might appear on each of these projections.

Jennifer Loomis, TERC
Cylindrical, conic, and planar projection surfaces

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