[OSRS-PROJ] Re: Another unknown projection

Strebe at aol.com Strebe at aol.com
Fri Apr 2 13:38:30 EST 2004

This looks distinctly like Moir's "The Times" projection.

daan Strebe

>Sorry to do this again - I'm working on a project to create global maps 
>of bird ranges and none of the sources record the projection of 
>distribution maps. This one is a map of Europe 
>(http://www.bio.ic.ac.uk/research/iowens/orme/BWP.jpeg  - 600kb file).
>The parallels are parallel straight lines and the meridians are 
>smoothly converging curves - this all says pseudo-cylindrical to me. 
>The spacing of the parallels increase markedly toward the pole, which I 
>can't immediately associate with any pseudo-cylindrical projection.
>It could be that the parallels _are_ curved but just not visibly so in 
>the image, but given the size of the area mapped this seems a bit 
>If anyone has got any suggestions, I'd be very grateful to hear them. I 
>have asked the publishers - no joy...
>Dr. David Orme
>Department of Biological Sciences
>Imperial College London
>Silwood Park Campus
>Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY UK.
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