Figure 14 Example of a map projection and unprojected coordinates
Figure 14 shows two representations of Canada's provincial and territorial boundaries. The map on the top 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 and distance of Canada's land mass.
The map on the bottom is considered to be unprojected as it is displayed using latitude and longitude coordinates.
This map displays a distorted representation of Canada's land mass where the provincial and territorial boundaries appear much more vertical and elongated than the Lambert projection.
For more information on this figure, please contact Statistics Canada at 1-800-263-1136.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.
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