Choosing a Map Projection

Part of the series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography pp 203-211


Combining World Map Projections

  • Bernhard JennyAffiliated withSchool of Science, Geospatial Science, RMIT UniversityCollege of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University Email author 
  • , Bojan ŠavričAffiliated withCollege of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State UniversityEsri Inc.

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Cartographers have developed various techniques for deriving new projections from existing projections. The goal of these techniques is to substitute a disadvantageous trait of one of the source projections with the second source projection. This chapter discusses creating new projections by the juxtaposition and blending of two existing projections. It also presents a new approach for selectively combining projection characteristics. The emphasis in this chapter is on projections for world maps , as the described techniques are most useful for this scale.