Used primarily as a novelty map.
A pseudo cylindrical projection.
Parallels and meridians are equally spaced straight lines. The poles and the central meridian are straight lines half as long as the equator.
Conformal. Local shapes are accurate.
Area isn't preserved.
Direction is distorted everywhere.
Scale is correct along 47°10' N and S.
Discontinuities exist at the equator.
Uses and applications
Useful only as a novelty.
- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian
Supported on spheres only.
A geographic coordinate systems pdf file which contains lists of supported gcs and vcs.
A projected coordinate systems pdf file which contains lists of supported pcs.
A geographic transformations pdf file which contains lists of supported geographic and vertical transformations.