Eckert V

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Eckert V projection is only supported on a sphere. Like Eckert III, no point is free of all scale distortion, but the Equator is free of angular distortion" (Snyder and Voxland, 1989).

Construction

Pseudocylinder

Property

Area is not preserved.

Meridians

Meridians are sinusoidal curves that are equally spaced. The poles and the central meridian are straight lines one half as long as the Equator.

Parallels

Parallels are straight lines that are equally spaced.

Graticule spacing

See Meridians and Parallels.

Linear scale

Scale is correct only along 37° 55’ N and S. Features near the poles are compressed in the north-south direction.

Uses

Thematic world maps.

Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, 1997

Eckert V Projection

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Source: Snyder and Voxland, 1989