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GS50 is a map projection.

History

The GS50 projection was developed by John P. Snyder of the [USGS] in 1982.

Projection description

The GS50 projection provides is a conformal projection suitable only for maps of the 50 United States. Scale varies less than 2% throughout the area covered. Distortion is very low as well. It is not a standard projection in the sense that it uses complex-polynomials (of the tenth order) rather than a trigonometric formulation, although it was developed from an oblique stereographic projection.

External links

Synder, Album of Map Projections p. 208


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