[Proj] Optimal Albers Standard parallels

OvV_HN ovv at hetnet.nl
Sat Feb 20 11:09:00 EST 2010

Noteworthy is the article:
An equal area projection for statistical mapping in the EU, Lysandros 
To be found in the collection:
Map projections for Europe, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, 
See page 50 f.f.
The author proposes a map projection for the whole of Europe with reasonably 
low distortions.
Albers and LAEA are considered. The distortions at the boundaries of the EU 
are lower with a LAEA than with an Albers projection.

By the way, do you have a similar algorithm for optimal parallels for the 
LAEA projection?

Oscar van Vlijmen

----- Original Message ----- 
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Subject: [Proj] Optimal Albers Standard parallels


On Feb 15, 2010, at 7:55:38 PM, strebe <strebe at aol.com> wrote:

Jan & colleagues:

Regarding the question of optimal standard parallels for Albers, I found my 
notes from 8 years ago. To summarize, there is no good rule, so perhaps the 
exact calculation I describe below has more importance than just academic.

— daan Strebe

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