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Representation of the Earth’s surface on a plane.
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interrupted projection click to hear : interrupted projection

Results in a map that is not continuous but cut off, the divisions often placed in the middle of the oceans; it is used to represent the continents.

cylindrical projection click to hear : cylindrical projection

Obtained by projecting the Earth’s surface onto a cylinder; the meridians and parallels are thus straight lines intersecting at right angles.

plane projection click to hear : plane projection

Produced on a plane placed in such a way that it is tangent to a point on the Earth’s surface; it can represent only one hemisphere.

conic projection click to hear : conic projection

Obtained by projecting the Earth’s surface onto a cone whose base is a parallel; it can represent only a part of the globe.