A projection which maps a Sphere (or Spheroid) onto a Plane. No projection can be simultaneously
Conformal and Area-Preserving.

*See also *Airy Projection, Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection, Axonometry, Azimuthal Equidistant
Projection, Azimuthal Projection, Behrmann Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Bonne Projection,
Cassini Projection, Chromatic Number, Conic Equidistant Projection, Conic Projection,
Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Cylindrical Equidistant Projection, Cylindrical Projection,
Eckert IV Projection, Eckert VI Projection, Four-Color Theorem, Gnomonic Projection, Guthrie's
Problem, Hammer-Aitoff Equal-Area Projection, Lambert Azimuthal
Equal-Area Projection, Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Map Coloring, Mercator Projection,
Miller Cylindrical Projection, Mollweide Projection, Orthographic Projection, Polyconic Projection,
Pseudocylindrical Projection, Rectangular Projection, Sinusoidal Projection, Six-Color Theorem,
Stereographic Projection, van der Grinten Projection, Vertical Perspective Projection

**References**

Cartography

Dana, P. H. ``Map Projections.''
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj.html.

Hunter College Geography. ``The Map Projection Home Page.''
http://everest.hunter.cuny.edu/mp/.

Snyder, J. P. *Map Projections--A Working Manual.* U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. Washington,
DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1987.

© 1996-9 *Eric W. Weisstein *

1999-05-26