The North and South Poles

What term best describes the map that presents shape but does not maintain correct area relationships?

gnomonic

equivalent

conformal

tangent

compromise

What term refers to a latitude line where the map is tangent to Earth?

great circle

transverse Mercator

gnomonic

Interrupted

standard parallel

Which family of map projections is usually tangent at the equator with the projection surface parallel to Earth’s axis?

conic

planar

transverse

pseudocylindrical

cylindrical

Which statement best describes a transverse Mercator projection?

most parallels are straight

most meridians are curved lines

an equal area projection

a compromise projection

tangent to the equator

What term describes a straight line of constant direction that crosses all meridians at the same angle?

graticule

great circle

tangent

standard parallel

rhumb line

Which statement describes a Mercator projection?

High latitude areas are exaggerated in size.

Meridians converge to the poles.

Parallels and meridians meet at different angles.

The North and South Poles are points.

The map shape is circular.

Which statement describes an Eckert IV projection?

The shape is rectangular.

The map is an equivalent projection.

Parallels are curved.

The direction north is always straight toward the top of the map

.Parallels and meridians all cross at right angles

Which statement describes the Goode’s Interrupted Homolosine projection?

It is interrupted, because major areas of Earth are “left off†and not mapped.

A different projection is used for the Eastern Hemisphere than the Western Hemisphere.

It is a compromise projection.

The shape of the parallels are circles.

It is an equivalent projection.

Which projection is noted for showing great circle routes as straight lines?

Goode’s Interrupted Homolosine

Mercator

Lambert Conformal Conic

Robinson

Gnomonic

Which map projection is suitable for showing global densities of certain values such as population or worldwide distribution of earthquakes?

Eckert IV

Lambert Conformal Conic

Gnomonic

Robinson

Mercator

Strawberries

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