Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 1.14
Example of a map projection and unprojected coordinates

Release date: November 16, 2016

Figure 1.14 Example of a map projection and unprojected coordinates

Description of Figure 1.14

Figure 1.14 shows two representations of Canada's provincial and territorial boundaries. The map on the top (A) shows an illustration of Canada as it appears when projected using the Lambert conformal conic projection. The Lambert projection provides a reasonably good relationship between the shape of and distances on Canada's land mass.

The map on the bottom (B) is the geographic projection showing latitude and longitude coordinates.

This map distorts the graphical representation of Canada's land mass such that the provincial and territorial boundaries appear much more vertical and elongated than with the Lambert projection.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

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