A pseudo cylindrical equal-area projection.
A pseudo cylindrical projection.
Parallels are unequally spaced straight lines. Meridians are equally spaced straight lines. The poles and the central meridian are straight lines half as long as the equator.
Shape isn't preserved.
Area is preserved.
Direction is distorted everywhere.
Scale is correct along 55°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.