New equal-area map projections for noncircular regions

American Cartographer



A series of new equal-area map projections has been devised. Called Oblated Equal-Area, its lines of constant distortion follow approximately oval or rectangular paths instead of the circles of the Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area projection or the straight lines of the Cylindrical Equal-Area projection. The projection series permits design of equal-area maps of oblong regions with less overall distortion of shape and scale than equal-area maps on other projections.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New equal-area map projections for noncircular regions
Series title American Cartographer
DOI 10.1559/152304088783886784
Volume 15
Issue 4
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher Ingenta Connect
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Cartographer
First page 341
Last page 355