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Non-Euclidean Geometry and Map-Making Non-Euclidean Geometry and Map-Making
By Scott McKinney | Updated:2016-02 | Views: 7688
Geometry literally means “the measurement of the Earth”, and more generally means the study of measurements of different kinds of space. Geometry on a flat surface, and geometry on the surface of a sphere, for example, are fundamentally different. A consequence of this disparity is the fact that it is impossible to create a perfectly accurate (flat) map of the Earth’s (spherical) surface. Every map of the Earth necessarily has distortions. In this post we look at a few different methods of map-making and evaluate their distortions as well as their respective advantages.