equal-area map projection


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Related to equal-area map projection: equivalent map projection, Eckert projection, cylindrical map projection, Cartographic projection
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Noun1.equal-area map projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
homolosine projection - an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
Sanson-Flamsteed projection, sinusoidal projection - an equal-area map projection showing parallels and the equator as straight lines and other meridians as curved; used to map tropical latitudes
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An equal-area map projection for polyhedral globes.
Variations of the Gringorten square equal-area map projection.
Gringorten (1972) described an equal-area map projection of the whole world that has the remarkable attribute of being square.