The Equal Earth projection.
Creator’s notes: “The Equal Earth map projection is a new equal-area pseudocylindrical projection for world maps. We created it to provide a visually pleasing alternative to the Gall-Peters projection, which some schools and organizations have adopted out of concern for fairness—they need a world map showing continents and countries at their true sizes relative to each other.”
“In addition to being rigorously equal-area throughout, other Equal Earth features include:
• An overall shape similar to that of the Robinson projection. (The Robinson, although popular and pleasing to the eye, is not equal-area as is the Equal Earth projection).
• The curved sides of the projection suggest the spherical form of Earth.
• Straight parallels that make it easier to compare how far north or south places are from the equator.
• Meridians are evenly spaced along any given line of latitude.
• Easy-to-implement code that runs efficiently in software.”
Bojan Šavrič, Esri (@esrigram
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service (ret.)
Bernhard Jenny, Monash University
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