Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic


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A map maker is also referred to as a

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1. Which map projection creates parallel lines of latitude and longitude?

2. Which projection is created by projecting points and lines from the globe onto a cone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you quickly gauge your understanding of map projections and how they are created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and printable worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • What map makers are also called
  • The map projections that creates parallel lines of latitude and longitude
  • Which projection places points onto a piece of paper that touches the globe at one point
  • The name of the projection that is created on a cone

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet helps students test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the projection that shows parallel lines of longitude and latitude
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the projection that is excellent for navigation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of map projections and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the related lesson called Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic. It can help you to:

  • Examine the job responsibilities of a map maker
  • See examples of different map projections
  • Determine how a various projection is created
  • See tips for remembering the various projections