The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-2
11 Nov 2014
 | 11 Nov 2014

Examining Map Projection Distortions using Geospatial Web Tools

S. Gupta, T. Tienaah, and E. Stefanakis

Keywords: Map projections, Geospatial Web, Visualizer, Web Services

Abstract. This paper presents a geospatial web application developed recently to support the teaching needs of sophomores at the University of New Brunswick on basic mapping concepts focussing on map projections. The application was built using multiple open source web programming tools and base maps; and it consists of a visualizer and a set of web services.