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Problem of the Week: April 18

April 18, 2011
Problem of the Week: Map Projections

Which of the following map projections is used as the basis of state plane coordinate sytems in the U.S.?

(A) the Lambert projection

(B) the oblique transverse Mercator projection

(C) the transverse Mercator projection

(D) all of the above

The answer is (D).

This is problem 21 (9-3) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.