Combining World Map Projections

  • Bernhard JennyEmail author
  • Bojan Šavrič
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


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.



The authors would like to thank Sebastian Hennig, TU Dresden, for his help with preparing the illustrations for this chapter, and the two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Science, Geospatial ScienceRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric SciencesOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Esri Inc.RedlandsUSA

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