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What is this map projection best for?





A. Showing the oceans clearly.
B. Seeing the true size and shape of the continents, because it is not distorted.
C. Showing the distances between the continents.
D. Seeing Antarctica.

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Asked by Ms.sutherland, Last updated: Sep 14, 2020

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T. Wikati

T. Wikati

T. Wikati
T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Apr 28, 2020

The correct answer to this question is C. Seeing the true size and shape of the continents because it is not distorted. While it is not distorted, the map is interrupted. An interrupted map is when the globe has been split. No map projection is exempt from being split, because all of them are split at least once.

When it comes to world maps, they are normally interrupted at the meridian. Most can also be done without any projections from math for the hopes of improving any type of distortion. Whenever there are extra interruptions, they do not create a projection.

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Sep 20, 2017

But it is distorted look at it your self ok

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ms.sutherland

ms.sutherland

ms.sutherland
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Answered Sep 20, 2017

Seeing the true size and shape of the continents, because it is not distorted.

This map is not distorted - it is INTERRUPTED. That makes it bad for looking at oceans, distances, and Antarctica, but it shows the continents shapes and sizes well.
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