# Times projection

## Description

The Times projection was developed by Moir in 1965 for Bartholomew. It is a modified Gall's stereographic, except Times has curved meridians.

Learn about the Gall's stereographic projection

## Projection method

Pseudo cylindrical. Meridians are equally spaced curves. Parallels are straight lines increasing in separation with distance from the equator.

## Lines of contact

Two lines at 45° N and S.

## Linear graticules

All parallels and the central meridian.

## Properties

### Shape

Moderate distortion.

### Area

Increasing distortion with distance from 45° N and S.

### Direction

Generally distorted.

### Distance

Scale is correct along parallels at 45° N and S.

## Limitations

Useful only for world maps.

## Uses and applications

Used for world maps by Bartholomew Ltd., a British mapmaking company, in The Times Atlas.

## Parameters

### Desktop

- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian

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. |

### Workstation

- Radius of the sphere of reference
- Longitude of projection's center
- False Easting (meters)
- False Northing (meters)

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. |