# Where is the distortion on the Robinson map?

## Where is the distortion on the Robinson map?

Tearing occurs along the edges of a Robinson map. Compression: Robinson projections are not equivalent; they do suffer from compression. However, the amount of area distortion is generally low within about 45° of the equator.

## What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Robinson projection?

Advantage: The Robinson map projection shows most distances, sizes and shapes accurately. Disadvantage: The Robinson map does have some distortion around the poles and edges.

## What are the disadvantages of the Robinson projection?

List of the Disadvantages of the Robinson Projection

• Distortions exist on the edges of the map.
• It offers limited benefits for navigation.
• The Robinson projection is not equidistant.
• It does not provide azimuthal support.
• The projection suffers from compression in severe ways.

## What does the Robinson projection show us?

The Robinson projection is a map projection of a world map which shows the entire world at once. It was specifically created in an attempt to find a good compromise to the problem of readily showing the whole globe as a flat image.

## Who uses Robinson projection?

Used by Rand McNally since the 1960s and by the National Geographic Society between 1988 and 1998 for general and thematic world maps.

## What is the difference between Mercator and Robinson projection?

Unlike the Mercator projection, the Robinson projection has both the lines of altitude and longitude evenly spaced across the map. In opting for a more pleasing appearance, the Robinson projection ‘traded’ off distortions – this projection is neither conformal, equal-area, equidistant nor true direction.

## Why is the Robinson projection better than the Mercator?

Robinson (1963) Better balance of size and shape of high-latitude lands than in Mercator. Russia, Canada, and Greenland truer to size, but Greenland compressed. Directions true along all parallels and along central meridian. Distances constant along the equator and other parallels, but scales vary.

## What map projection has the least distortion?

The only ‘projection’ which has all features with no distortion is a globe. 1° x 1° latitude and longitude is almost a square, while the same ‘block’ near the poles is almost a triangle. There is no one perfect projection and a map maker must choose the one which best suits their needs.

## What are the 4 map projections?

Types of Map Projections

• Gnomonic projection. The Gnomonic projection has its origin of light at the center of the globe. Less than half of the sphere can be projected onto a finite map.
• Stereographic projection. The Stereographic projection has its origin of light on the globe surface opposite to the tangent point.
• Orthographic projection.

## What are the four types of distortion with map projections?

There are four main types of distortion that come from map projections: distance, direction, shape and area.

## Why is there distortion on maps?

If a map preserves area, then the size of a feature on a map is the same relative to its size on the earth. To look at it another way, a coin moved to different spots on the map represents the same amount of actual ground no matter where you put it. In an equal-area map, the shapes of most features are distorted.

## Where on the reference globe will there be the most distortion?

Stereographic Projection In stereographic projections, the perspective point is located on the surface of globe directly opposite from the point of tangency of the plane. Points close to center point show great distortion on the map.

## Where is most distortion found on a azimuthal projection?

Distortions are greatest along the rim of the hemisphere where distances and land masses are compressed. The following figure shows an orthographic projection centered over Eastern Spain at a scale of 70 million to 1.

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