GEOG5121 Project 1: 
Coordinates and Projections

John Taber 

1. Geographic and Plane Coordinates of Selected Cities




City  Lat  Long  UTM Zone  Easting  Northing 
New York  40°42' N  74°00' W  18  584,482 m  4,505,936 m 
Bahgdad, Iraq  33º21' N  44º25' E  38 445,754 m  3,690,241 m 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  22º53' S  43º17' W 23 676,131 m  7,468,406 m 
Sydney, Australia  33º55' S  151º10' E 56 330,551 m 6,245,534 m

 

2. Plotting Points and Map Projections

Map 1 Metadata

BOUNDING COORDINATES 
West Bounding Coordinate: 110°
East Bounding Coordinate: 160°
North Bounding Coordinate: -10°
South Bounding Coordinate: -45°

NOMINAL SCALE: 1:50,000,000
(Note: Actual representative fraction varies with screen or printer resolution. Bar scale is always correct.) 

PROJECTION TYPE: Cylindric

PROJECTION NAME: Equidistant Cylindrical

PROPERTY PRESERVED: Distances measured from one or two points to all other points on the map are correct


 

Map 2 Metadata

BOUNDING COORDINATES 
West Bounding Coordinate: 100° 
East Bounding Coordinate: 160° 
North Bounding Coordinate: -5° 
South Bounding Coordinate: -45°

NOMINAL SCALE: 1:50,000,000 
(Note: Actual representative fraction varies with screen or printer resolution. Bar scale is always correct.) 

PROJECTION TYPE: Azimuthal

PROJECTION NAME: Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection

PROPERTY PRESERVED: Areas on map equal to areas on globe; Directions measured from one or two points to all other points on the map are correct 

Sources
Geographic coordinates: Getty Information Institute Thesaurus of Geographic Names
UTM coordinates: Alan Morton's Transverse Mercator Calculator
Map projections: Online Map Creation
Hosted by www.Geocities.ws

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