Measures and visualization methods of map projection distortions with the use of "python matplotlib library" as an example

Paweł Pędzich

Abstract

The aim of the author of this article is to show the users of Geographical Information Systems how to present the distortions in a simple way. The intention of the author is also to popularize the knowledge in the scope of map projections and to inform the users of the maps that, despite all the advanced modern tools, an elimination of the problem, connected with the map projections and cartographical distortions occurring in them, has failed so far. The author presents a brief overview of the measures in the scope of distortions and methods of their presentation. It is also shown how the users can generate the maps, presenting a distortion by themselves. It is much easier to perform this type of visualization with the help of “matplotlib library”, basically everyone can compile such a map.
Author Paweł Pędzich ZK
Paweł Pędzich,,
- Department of Cartography
Journal seriesPolish Cartographical Review, ISSN 0324-8321
Issue year2016
Vol48
No3
Pages15-28
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishmap distortions measures, methods of presentations, Tissot’s ellipses, distortion isograms, programming language “python”, “matplotlib library”
DOIDOI:10.1515/pcr-2016-0008
Internal identifier111/2016
Languageen angielski
File
2016-Pędzich_Measures_and_visualization.pdf (file archived - login or check accessibility on faculty) 2016-Pędzich_Measures_and_visualization.pdf 2.84 MB
Additional file
2016_Oświadczenie_Pędzich P. Measures_and_visualization.pdf (file archived - login or check accessibility on faculty) 2016_Oświadczenie_Pędzich P. Measures_and_visualization.pdf 753.57 KB
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 8.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*0
Cite
Share Share



* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Back