Landmasses , map projections that show the correct size of landmasses are called equal-area maps. In order to show the correct size of the landmasses, the map usually distort shapes . This distortion is usually greater at the edges of the map and less at the center
look in a vernon map and study the map
It depends on the size of the map. Therefore, the length varies.
It depends on the scale to which the map has been drawn. Not all maps are the same scale.
A equal-area map shows the "true" size of Australia.
it is most distorted at the poles, least distorted at the equatoryou're welcome :]
Equal-Area maps are more of the true shape, and mercator distorts it more
The scale of the map allows distances to be measured. For instance: a map scale of 1:50 000 means that 1cm on the map is equal to 50,000cm on the land. Contour lines are lines of equal height, and allows the height and slope of hills, valleys, etc, on the map to be estimated.
The "Peter Projection" (also called the Gall-Peters projection) has accurate relative areas but distorted shapes. It is is one specialization of a configurable equal-area map projection known as the equal-area cylindric.These projections preserve area:Gall orthographic (also known as Gall-Peters, or Peters, projection)Albers conicLambert azimuthal equal-areaLambert cylindrical equal-areaMollweideHammerBriesemeisterSinusoidalWernerBonneBottomleyGoode's homolosineHobo-DyerCollignonTobler hyperelliptical
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These are simply called "equal area projections" - they maintain the same area as on a globe, but the shapes are distorted the farther you go from the selected great circle, typically the equator for north-oriented projections. These projections are usually cylindrical, such as the Lambert Equal-Area, the Behrmann, and the Mollweide projections.