Explore Maps

A map is a simplified graphical representation of a territory with metric properties on a two-dimensional surface that can be flat, spherical, or even polyhedral. The metric properties of the map depend on the projection used, and make it possible to take measurements of distances, angles or surfaces on it and its relation to reality, in some cases applying known coefficients to correct the measurements. Initiated with the purpose of knowing the world, and based first on philosophical theories, maps today constitute an important source of information and a large part of human activity is related in one way or another to cartography.

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