What is another name for an oval-shaped projection map?

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Another name for an oval shaped projection map is Mercator map. These maps were primarily developed for marine navigation, but were proven not to be satisfactory because proportions of land masses and their orientations to each other were not accurate. However, any map presented on a flat surface will show distortion of the globe.
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A Robinson Projection Map - also called an orthophanic projection in which the lines of latitude are curved. It was created by a Canadian-born cartographer named Arthur Robinson (
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It is called Robinson projection
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Another name for an oval-shaped projection map is called a Robinson Projection Map because it was created by an American cartographer named Arthur Robinson.
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