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Fact Sheet 087–99

Map Projection Publications

By U.S. Geological Survey

Archived Publication—Most of the information contained in this publication is no longer current and is not expected to be updated.

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Describes key properties, characteristics, and preferred uses of many historical and current map projections. 1989. Free.

First posted May 1999

Supersedes FS 081–97—No online version available

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U.S. Geological Survey, 199, Map projection publications: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 087–99, 1 p., available only online at

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