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Undevelopable Surface

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Undevelopable Surface - definition(s)

undevelopable surface - [map projections] A surface, such as the earth's, that cannot be flattened into a map without stretching, tearing, or squeezing it. To produce a flat map of the round earth, its three-dimensional surface must be projected onto a developable SHAPE / Shape such as a plane, cone, or cylinder.

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Source: esri, 21 September 2012 09:30:18, External 

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