[Proj] Natural Earth projection

Bernhard Jenny jennyb at geo.oregonstate.edu
Fri Feb 24 18:02:22 EST 2012

I would like to suggest the inclusion of the Natural Earth projection in PROJ.4. Natural Earth is a new projection for small-scale world maps. Here is more information on the projection:

This recent article in Cartography and Geographic Information Science describes the development of the projection and its equations:

Here is C code ready to be included in PROJ.4:

I suggest the following entry for pj_list.h:
PROJ_HEAD(natearth, "Natural Earth")

Best regards,

Bernhard Jenny
Assistant Professor
Cartography and Geovisualization
Oregon State University
jennyb at geo.oregonstate.edu

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