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Conformal Projections Cont'd

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Bonne’s Equal-Area is a conic projection used almost exclusively to portray small areas of the world that have long, narrow shapes extending north-south. Other projections are better suited to east-west expanses.

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Lambert’s Azimuthal Equal-Area projection not only has equal-area but also true bearing from its center. It presents good shapes within a hemisphere; however, a complete world map becomes severely distorted.