Peters Projection


The Peters projection is a cylindrical equal-area projection that de-emphasizes the exaggeration of areas at high latitudes by shifting the standard latitude to phi_s=44.138 degrees (or sometimes 45 degrees or 47 degrees; Dana).

See also

Balthasart Projection, Behrmann Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Cylindrical Projection, Equal-Area Projection, Gall Orthographic Projection, Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection

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Dana, P. H. "Map Projections.", J. P. Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, pp. 108-109, 156-157, and 165-166, 1993.

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Peters Projection

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