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# Types of Map Projections Quiz

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## Questions and Answers

### What type of projection uses a series of tangent cones?

• Mercator Projection
• Azimuthal or Zenithal Projection
• Polyconic Projection (correct)
• Lambert Conformal Projection
• ### In which type of projection are points on the earth directly transferred to a plane?

• Lambert Conformal Projection
• Simple Conic Projection
• Azimuthal or Zenithal Projection (correct)
• Polyconic Projection
• ### In an azimuthal equidistant projection, what is constant along any radial line from the point of tangency?

• Longitude lines
• Convergence angle
• Scale of distances (correct)
• Latitude lines
• ### Which projection uses special conical projections with heights infinity and zero?

<p>Simple Conic Projection</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the network of latitude and longitude lines laid out in accordance with the principles of any projection called?

<p>Graticule</p> Signup and view all the answers

### For what purpose are sailing charts generally used?

<p>Planning and fixing position at sea</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What type of projection is the Mercator projection?

<p>Cylindrical</p> Signup and view all the answers

### In maritime navigation, why is the Mercator projection commonly used?

<p>Rhumb lines plot as straight lines</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which type of projection involves transferring points on Earth to a tangent cone?

<p>Polyconic Projection</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What kind of projection uses a cone that intersects the Earth at two small circles?

<p>Lambert Conformal Projection</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which projection is known for having the cylinder tangent along the equator?

<p>Transverse Mercator Projection</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What type of projection is based on a sphere's surface being projected onto a plane from a point directly above or below the sphere?

<p>Azimuthal Projection</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the primary purpose of Sailing Directions?

<p>To contain detailed information about coastal waters and harbor facilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which publication provides data on radio aids to navigation services for mariners?

<p>Radio Navigation Aids (Pub. 117A and 117B)</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What do Tide tables primarily provide information about?

<p>Predicted times and heights of high and low water</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which publication is designed primarily for marine navigation?

<p>Mariners Handbook (NP100)</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What type of information does the World Port Index (Pub. 150) provide?

<p>Characteristics and available services of ports around the world</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the main purpose of the publication Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation (Pub.No. 229)?

<p>To assist mariners in navigational training</p> Signup and view all the answers

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