Mollweide Interrupted Projection

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A pseudocylindrical, equal area projection. Also known as Homolographic projection, Homalographic projection, Babinet projection, and Elliptical projection. The Molleweide Interrupted projection is a variation of the Mollweide projection.

 

The Clip Coordinates option must be used when projecting maps into Mollweide Interrupted.

 

Scale

 

True along latitudes 40°44’ 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 40°44’ North and South on the central meridian. Distortion is severe near outer meridians at high latitudes.

 

Usage

 

The Mollweide Interrupted is used to display the oceans of the world. For example, for voyagers it is a nearly perfect projection to show the path of a circumnavigation via the Panama Canal and the Red Sea.

 

Origin

 

Presented by Carl B. Mollweide (1774 - 1825) of Germany in 1805.

 

Options

 

Clip Coordinates must be used.