Qibla, and Related, Map Projections

@article{Tobler2002QiblaAR,
  title={Qibla, and Related, Map Projections},
  author={W. Tobler},
  journal={Cartography and Geographic Information Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={17 - 23}
}
  • W. Tobler
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science
The qibla problem—determination of the direction to Mecca—has given rise to retro-azimuthal map projections, an interesting, albeit unusual and little known, class of map projections. Principal contributors to this subject were Craig and Hammer, both writing in 1910. A property of retro-azimuthal projections is that the parallels are bent downwards towards the equator. The resulting maps, when extended to the entire world, thus must overlap themselves. An unusual recent discovery from Iran… Expand
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