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Problem of the Week: August 22

August 22, 2011
Problem of the Week: The Lambert Projection

Which of the following terms may be correctly applied to the Lambert map projection that is used as the foundation for state plane coordinates in the U.S.?

(A) conformal and conic 

(B) azimuthal and equal-area

(C) cylindrical and conformal

(D) conic and sinusoidal

The answer is (A).

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