Learn how a flat map is created from the curved surface of a globe! The model includes a terrestrial globe and three map projections-cylindrical, conical, and azimuthal-represented on transparent plastic sheets. Simply place the sheets over the globe to see why different types of map projections are used as well as why distortion occurs on a flat map. The entire model is markable for teaching purposes. The blue globe is steel-constructed, 8" in diameter, and sits on an aluminum base. Study guide included.