standard Map Projections: A Working Manual Available Online

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The USGS has posted a scanned file of John P. Snyder’s 1987 “Map Projections: A Working Manual” online in PDF  and DjVu format.  The beginning of the book contains substantial introductory information about map projection families and distortions.  Each projection is started with a useful summary of the context and usage of that particular projection.  Snyder then delves into detail about the history, features, and usage before providing the mathematical  formulas used to calculate the projection.

A list of the projections reviewed is below after the book image.

Projections listed in the manual:

Cylindrical Projections:
Mercator
Transverse Mercator
Oblique Mercator
Cylindrical Equal-Area
Miller Cylindrical
Equidistant Cylindrical
Cassini

Conic Projections:
Albers Equal Area Conic
Lambert Conformal Conic
Equidistant Conic
Bipolar Oblique Conic Conformal
Polyconic
Bonne

Azimuthal Projections:
Orthographic
Stereographic
Gnomonic
General Perspective (vertical and tilted)
Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area
Azimuthal Equidistant
Modified-Stereographic Conformal

Space Map Projections:
Space Oblique Mercator
Satellite-Tracking

Pseudocylindrical and miscellaneous map projections:
Van der Grinten
Sinusoidal
Mollweide
Eckert IV and VI


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