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    I'm wondering about something and I do not know what it is but I am hoping someone here can help me out.

    Is there a term for a world map (or any map) that is spread out flat like THIS or THIS?

    Thanks in advance.

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    The first version is a SINUSOIDAL projection, while the second is a MERCATOR projection.

    You can find the descriptions of these and other projections here:

    http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/pp/pp1395 (downloadable PDF file)

    Of course, if you hate dry documents, a quick writeup on the various common types of projections can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_projection
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    Thank you sir.

    I'm manually keywording 10,000+ pics and I have over 500 map pics. This will help me out.
    (I'll be reading the pdf after I get back from lunch.)

    egad! 394 pages... I'll be skimming through it when I have time. hehe

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