The collection provides online access to 22 azimuthal equidistant maps where the center point is represented by different world cities—Kinshasa, Frankfurt, Panama City, Cairo, Moscow. The azimuthal equidistant map projection is a technique where all points on the map are drawn at proportionately correct distances from a center point. Map projections are techniques of cartography used to accurately construct maps on a flat surface to represent the earth’s spherical shape. The collection offers users unique world views and provides a valuable research tool for teachers and students of geography.
Geography Lesson: Teaching about Map Projections
GIS Research and Map Collection