I have asked about this before. If I import a USGS DRG raster for Anchorage, Alaska using EPSG:26706 - NAD27 / UTM zone 6N all the UTM coordinates are correct. Now if I want to look at the coordinates in latitude/longitude and use ESPG:4267 NAD27 the image is rectified and stretched so the East/West looks twice as long as the North/South. The latitude/longitude of the coordinate points are correct but the map just looks funny. What am I doing wrong?

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You are not doing anything wrong. Thaat's just how lat/long coordinates look in regions close to the north pole.

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