CV-06 - Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, and Projections

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Select appropriate projections for world or regional scales that are suited to specific map purposes and phenomena with specific directional orientations or thematic areal aggregations
  • Determine the parameters needed to optimize the pattern of scale distortion that is associated with a given map projection for a particular mapping goal and area of interest
  • Diagnose an inappropriate projection choice for a given map and suggest an alternative
  • Construct a map projection suited to a given purpose and geographic location
  • Identify the most salient projection property of various generic mapping goals (e.g., choropleth map, navigation chart, flow map)
  • Identify the map projections commonly used for certain types of maps
  • Explain why certain map projection properties have been associated with specific map types