[Proj] Natural Earth projection
ovv at hetnet.nl
Mon Mar 5 10:37:56 EST 2012
In reply to:
Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 09:56:52 EST 2012
Perhaps a knee jerk reaction ..............
An issue that I do not remember seeing discussed with the projection is its
property of being equal area. I feel that for general thematic mapping it
is far more important for a map to be equal area to help the viewer have a
better "feel" of the information presented.
The natural earth projection is neither conformal nor equal area.
This is discussed in the Savric paper mentioned earlier.
In this paper we can also find a discussion of the distortion.
Oscar van Vlijmen
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