Map Projections and the RING OF FIRE. What is a projection?. It is difficult to translate a spherical GLOBE onto a flat MAP. Over the years, cartographers (map-makers) have found a few different ways to do it.
Map Projections and the RING OF FIRE
A point on the earth is always listed Latitude, Longitude. For example: Denver, CO is 39 degrees N, 104 degrees W