Mollweide projection


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Mollweide projection

(ˈmɒlˌvaɪdə)
n
(Physical Geography) an equal-area map projection with the parallels and the central meridian being straight lines and the other meridians curved. It is often used to show world distributions of various phenomena
[C19: named after Karl B. Mollweide (1774–1825), German mathematician and astronomer]
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For example, Goode (1925) combined the Sanson sinusoidal and the Mollweide projection at 40[degrees] 44' 12"; north and south latitude, which is the latitude of equal scale.
Setting the slider at 100% by dragging it all the way to the right toward the Mollweide projection weighted this parameter entirely from that projection.
Why do landmasses appear accurately in the Mollweide projection?