Robinson projection


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Robinson projection

n.
A map projection in which poles are shown as lines instead of points, designed primarily as an aesthetic alternative for depicting the entire globe on a flat surface.

[After Arthur H. Robinson (1915-2004), American geographer and cartographer.]
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A case in point is the book not situating the arrival of the Robinson projection as an explicit challenge to those distorted map representations which had become so hotly debated after World War II alongside issues of decolonisation, development and equality.
The Millennium map that accompanies this issue uses the Robinson projection, which keeps a balance between shape and true direction whilst controlling the exaggerations sometimes shown in Polar regions.
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The Robinson projection is used most frequently in textbooks.
In the Robinson projection, landmasses in which hemisphere appear larger than they actually are?