Welcome to Map World  
Four Major Types of Projections

(Four Brothers)


Each major type of Projection distorts the globe in different ways.  
The map you should choose select will depend on how you want to use it.


[1] Use yoour imagination to draw pictures of what you think the four brothers might look like. Be sure to put their names close to them to help you remember.

[2] Write the names of the four sisters in one column.  Write the names of the four brothers in the other column beside the first about five inches away.  Now draw a line from each brother to the sister that you think distorts her the least..  

[3] Gather four small balls (could use clay), some cardboard tubes from paper towels, and some cone shaped paper drinking cups.  Make a display showing how each of the projections is done.