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Map projections are mathematical procedures that enable the mapping of the earth's or other celestial bodies' curved surface to a plane. The curved surface is usually a sphere or a rotational ellipsoid. The theory of map projections is often referred to as the mathematic cartography. The goal of studying map projections is the creation of mathematical basis for making maps and solving theoretic and practical problems in cartography, geodesy, geography, astronomy, navigation and other related sciences.

This website will inform you about the activities of the ICA Commission on Map Projections, especially on meetings and publications. To stay up-to-date, please contact the Chair Prof. Dr. Miljenko Lapaine (mlapaine@geof.hr).


NEW! Take a look at the animated visualisation of scales in cylindrical map projections

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