A new pseudocylindrical equal-area projection for adaptive composite map projections

Savric, B and Jenny, B 2014, 'A new pseudocylindrical equal-area projection for adaptive composite map projections', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 2373-2389.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A new pseudocylindrical equal-area projection for adaptive composite map projections
Author(s) Savric, B
Jenny, B
Year 2014
Journal name International Journal of Geographical Information Science
Volume number 28
Issue number 12
Start page 2373
End page 2389
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract The recently introduced adaptive composite map projection technique changes the projection to the geographic area shown on a map. It is meant as a replacement for the commonly used web Mercator projection, which grossly distorts areas when representing the entire world. The original equal-area version of the adaptive composite map projection technique uses the Lambert azimuthal projection for regional maps and three alternative projections for world maps. Adaptive composite map projections can include a variety of other equal-area projections when the transformation between the Lambert azimuthal and the world projections uses Wagner's method. To select the most suitable pseudocylindrical projection, the distortion characteristics of a pseudocylindrical projection family are analyzed, and a user study among experts in the area of map projections is carried out. Based on the results of the distortion analysis and the user study, a new pseudocylindrical projection is recommended for extending adaptive composite map projections. The new projection is equal-area throughout the transformation to the Lambert azimuthal projection and has better distortion characteristics then small-scale projections currently included in the adaptive composite map projection technique.
Subject Cartography
Geospatial Information Systems
Keyword(s) adaptive composite map projections
pseudocylindrical projection
Wagner's transformation
web mapping
web Mercator projection
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13658816.2014.924628
Copyright notice © 2014 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 1365-8816
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