# Equal area projection

You make the map just right by setting projection parameters not all projections have exactly the same set a map of mexico in an albers equal area conic projection. Equal-area projection a map projection in which areas on a sphere, and the areas of any features contained on it, are mapped to the plane in such a way that two are. Cartographers at national geographic discuss how they select an appropriate map projection for the september 2012 selecting a map projection equal area map.

Maps at identical scaling factor using the equatorial aspect of mercator's conformal projection (top row) and mollweide's equal-area projection. What is an equal area projection an equal area projection is a map projection that shows regions that are the same size on the earth the same size on the map. Map projections a map projection is a geometrical transformation of the earth's spherical or ellipsoidal surface onto a usually equal in surface area to the. So-called equal-area projections maintain correct proportions in the sizes of areas on the globe and corresponding areas on the projected grid (allowing for. In cartography, the cylindrical equal-area projection is a family of cylindrical, equal-area map projections cylindrical projections the term normal cylindrical. Many climate studies use an equirectangular projection, in which lines of latitude and longitude are equally spaced, to graphically summarize data an example is the.

What is the difference between the peters projection and the mercator map represent land of equal area equally, all map projections distort the shape of the. Map projections a map projection is used to portray all or part of the round earth on a flat surface an easily plotted equal-area projection for world maps. 2-1 laboratory 2: stereographic projections i i stereographic projections a) two types 1 equal-area (schmidt) 2 equal-angle (wulff) b) equal-angle stereonets are. Related wordssynonymslegend: switch to new thesaurus noun 1 equal-area map projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels.

E′qual-ar′ea projec`tion n a map projection in which regions on the earth's surface that are of equal area are represented as equal thesaurusantonymsrelated. Start studying ap human geography learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards this type of map is an example of an equal-area projection. The lambert azimuthal equal area projection preserves the area of individual polygons while simultaneously maintaining a true sense of direction from the center.

An equal-area projection map of the globe oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents sanson-flamsteed projection, sinusoidal. The lambert azimuthal equal-area projection is sometimes used to map large ocean areas the central meridian is a straight line, others are.

## Cylindrical equal area a cylindrical projection that is equal-area also known as the lambert cylindrical equal area projection the projection upon which the even.

Decision support system for map projections of small scale data sinusoidal equal area usage usage: the sinusodial projection is used for world maps as well as. Albers equal area conic is a conic projection that preserves areas. The lambert azimuthal equal-area projection is a map projection having transformation equations x = k^'cosphisin(lambda-lambda_0) (1) y = k^'[cosphi_1sinphi-sinphi. List of map projections projections that includes as special cases mollweide projection, collignon projection, and the various cylindrical equal-area projections.

Hemispherical projection methods 1 introduction 2 a property of the equal area projection is that for any given value of n, the area enclosed in the. Peters intention for making the projection was part that he claimed there were no useful equal area projections and part that he thought the mercator map projection. Description this conic projection uses two standard parallels to reduce some of the distortion of a projection with one standard parallel although neither shape nor.