Eckert VI Projection

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A pseudocylindrical, equal area projection.

 

Scale

 

True along latitudes 49°16’ North and South.

 

Scale is constant along any given latitude and the same for the latitude of opposite sign.

 

Distortion

 

Free of distortion only at latitudes 49°16’ North and South at the central meridian.

 

Usage

 

Thematic world maps in Soviet World Atlas of 1937. Some recent use for climatic maps by U.S. publishers.

 

Origin

 

Presented by Max Eckert (1868-1938) of Germany in 1906.

 

Options

 

Specify the center longitude parameter to center the map projection.