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    A map projection is defined as “a geometrical transformation of the earth’s spherical or ellipsodial surface onto a flat map surface.” Although many things have been written about these projections, people still find this subject to be one of the most contraversial aspects of map use. Many professionals admit that they don’t completely understand map projections. This shortcoming unfortunately can have consequenes. First, it hinders their abilty to understand to understand the international relationships

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    gnomonic, and polyconic projections. The Mercator projection displays Earth as if a cylinder of paper had been wrapped around the planet and the continents' outlines had been transferred to the paper. The projection shows the entire world bar the extreme polar regions on one map. Nevertheless, the map fails to depict areas near the poles as their true size. Their images are distorted. This explains why Greenland looks twice as large as the continental United States on a Mercator map while in actuality

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    The Five Themes of Geography Geography: The study of people, their environments, their resources and the interactions among them The Five Themes of Geography are: 1. Location 2. Place 3. Human Environment Interaction 4. Movement of People Goods and Ideas 5. Region 1. Location: Where something is located on the Earth’s Surface Relative – Location of Something in relation to something else (Ex: A house in relation to the street address) Absolute – An exact location of something on the earth’s surface

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    We have eyes to see with, ears to hear with, why then do we err? We have been blessed with five senses that we are expected to survive with. But as technologies improve and our knowledge is broadened, the more we realize that our senses are not as glorious as previously thought. Indeed, man has been blessed with eyes and ears, yet he still errs. What he sees before him, is it correct? What he hears and what he is told, is it inaccurate? Our perception of our world has been shaped by centuries

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    Historical geographer JB Harley wrote an essay on Map Deconstruction in 1989, in which Harley argues that a map is more than just a geographical representation of an area, his theory is that we need to look at a map not just as a geographical image but in its entire context. Harley points out that by an examination of the social structures that have influenced map making, that we may gain more knowledge about the world. The maps social construction is made from debate about what it should show

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    What Happened Next in Rip Van Winkle ? Rip Van Winkle acquired a belief the day he fell asleep---July 3, 1766, say---a belief that that day was a fine day. He held this belief under the character ``Today [the day of this thought] is nice.'' Then he slept for twenty years and two days, until July 5, 1786, and walked back to town.  What happened next? The possibility that struck Kaplan and Evans is that Rip merely updated his belief. On July 3rd he never forms any explicit belief other than ``Today

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    In this paper, a new algorithm for age group recognition from frontal face image is presented. The algorithm classifies subjects into four different age categories in four key stages: Pre-processing, Facial feature extraction by a new projection method, Face feature analysis, and Age classification. In order to apply the algorithm to the problem, a face image database focusing on people’s age information is required. Because there are no such these databases, we created a database for this purpose

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    Project Plutarch

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    Project Plutarch The chronometer superimposed over the edge of Floyd Garcia's vision displayed the year 28, A.D. This was the farthest projection yet, by nearly a thousand years, and at this temporal distance the computers were having trouble keeping up with the uncertainty calculations. This made the scene quite nauseating as Floyd adjusted the Virtual reality goggles and wiped the sweat from the place where the cushioned rim was held firmly against his cheeks by the tight elastic headband

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    Geographic Greece

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    miles NE of Dallas, Texas -     324 miles S of Sofia, Bulgaria -     457 miles SSW of Bucharest, Romania -     646 miles ESE of Rome, Italy Size: Greece = Alabama Mercator Map of Greece ca. 1598 Conic Map of Greece o     Equidistant Conic Projection Planar Map of Southern Europe o      Using azimuthal equidistant projection PLACE Physical Characteristics Physical Characteristics o     LAND USE -     8% permanent crops -     41% permanent pastures -     20% forest and woodlands -     19 % arable

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    1728, Lambert died at the age of forty-nine. He is widely regarded for his invention of the Hygrometer, which is used to measure moisture in the air. Lambert is also credited for his achievement in Lambert-Beer-Bouguer Law and Transverse Mercator Projection. Johann Heinrich Lambert didn’t come from the wealthiest of families. His parents were tailors. Therefore, at the age of twelve, recognizing his family’s financial condition, Lambert ceased traditional education and dropped out of school. He worked

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