Goode, John Paul

Goode, John Paul

(go͝od), 1862–1932, American geographer and cartographer, b. Stewartville, Minn., grad. Univ. of Minnesota, 1889, Ph.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1901. He taught geography at the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1901–17) and at the Univ. of Chicago (1917–28). Goode is noted for devising the interrupted homolosine projection, which combines the best qualities of the homolographic (or Mollweide) and sinusoidal projections; it is widely used for maps that portray global distribution. Goode edited many maps and books on geography, including the well-known Goode's School Atlas (1923; many later editions), now entitled Goode's World Atlas. See also map projectionmap projection,
transfer of the features of the surface of the earth or another spherical body onto a flat sheet of paper. Only a globe can represent accurately the shape, orientation, and relative area of the earth's surface features; any projection produces distortion with
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