# Eckert I

## Description

Used primarily as a novelty map.

## Projection method

A pseudo cylindrical projection.

## Linear graticules

Parallels and meridians are equally spaced straight lines. The poles and the central meridian are straight lines half as long as the equator.

## Properties

### Shape

Conformal. Local shapes are accurate.

### Area

Area isn't preserved.

### Direction

Direction is distorted everywhere.

### Distance

Scale is correct along 47°10' N and S.

## Limitations

Discontinuities exist at the equator.

## Uses and applications

Useful only as a novelty.

## Parameters

### Desktop

- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian

Note:

Supported on spheres only.

geographic_coordinate_systems.pdf | A geographic coordinate systems pdf file which contains lists of supported gcs and vcs. |

projected_coordinate_systems.pdf | A projected coordinate systems pdf file which contains lists of supported pcs. |

geographic_transformations.pdf | A geographic transformations pdf file which contains lists of supported geographic and vertical transformations. |

## Related Topics

3/3/2014