Map projection | Example | Description |
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This projection shows the world in a square. It is a conformal projection except in the four corners of the square. | ||

This compromise modified azimuthal projection takes a form of an ellipse. It is used primarily for world maps. | ||

This equal-area conic projection is best suited for land masses extending in an east-to-west orientation at midlatitudes. | ||

This compromise map projection adjusts the parallels to the height-to-width (aspect) ratio of a canvas. The aspect ratio must be between 0.3 and 1. | ||

The projection preserves both distance and direction from the central point. It is used primarily for hemisphere maps. | ||

This is a cylindrical equal-area projection with standard parallels at 30°. | ||

This interrupted projection takes a form of a star, and it is used by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in their logo. | ||

This equal-area projection was historically used to map continents. Its graticule takes a form of a heart. | ||

This transverse cylindrical equidistant projection is appropriate for large-scale maps with predominantly north-to-south extent. | ||

This compromise cylindrical world map projection compresses polar areas in comparison to the Miller projection. | ||

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection is primarily used for thematic maps of the world. | ||

This is a faceted projection consisting of six square sides that can be folded into a cube. | ||

This projection maintains the relative area on a map and presents the world in a rectangle. | ||

This azimuthal projection is conformal and used for large-scale coordinate systems in New Brunswick and the Netherlands. | ||

This compromise pseudocylindrical projection is primarily used as a novelty map. | ||

This equal area pseudocylindrical projection is primarily used as a novelty map. | ||

This is a compromise pseudocylindrical map projection for general world maps. | ||

This equal-area pseudocylindrical map projection is commonly used for thematic and other world maps requiring accurate areas. | ||

This is a compromise pseudocylindrical map projection for general world maps. | ||

This equal-area projection is used primarily for thematic world maps. | ||

This equal-area projection is a modification of the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. | ||

This equal-area pseudocylindrical projection has a pleasing appearance for land features and is used for thematic world maps. | ||

This conic projection preserves distances along all meridians and two standard parallels and is best suited for areas extending east to west at midlatitudes. | ||

This projection forms a grid of equal rectangles. It is also known as equirectangular, simple cylindrical, rectangular, or plate carrée. | ||

This projection is an unfolded 20-sided icosahedron that keeps the land masses unbroken. | ||

This compromise cylindrical map projection has two standard parallels at latitudes 45° north and 45° south and exaggerates polar regions. | ||

This projection is known as the ellipsoidal version of the transverse Mercator projection. It is a conformal projection that does not maintain true direction and is appropriate for mapping large-scale or smaller areas. | ||

This projection is used by geostationary satellites that are returning data located by the satellites' scanning angles. | ||

This azimuthal projection uses the center of the earth as its perspective point. It projects great circles as straight lines. | ||

This equal-area pseudocylindrical projection is combination of Mollweide and sinusoidal projections, most commonly used in interrupted form. | ||

This projection is a modification of the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. It is also known as the Hammer-Aitoff. | ||

This is an oblique Mercator projection developed by Martin Hotine. It is used for conformal mapping of areas that do not follow a north-south or east-west orientation but are obliquely oriented. | ||

This projection is used for urban maps in Colombia. This projection only supports very large scales. | ||

This is an oblique Lambert conformal conic projection designed for the former Czechoslovakia. It is used for areas that do not follow a north-south or east-west orientation but are obliquely oriented. | ||

This is an oblique Mercator projection developed by Jean Laborde. It is used for conformal mapping of areas that do not follow a north-south or east-west orientation but are obliquely oriented. | ||

This projection preserves land features at their true relative sizes. It is best suited for thematic hemisphere maps and thematic maps of polar regions. | ||

This conformal conic projection is best suited for land masses extending in an east-to-west orientation at midlatitudes. | ||

This is a specialized map projection that does not take into account the curvature of the earth and can be used for local coordinate systems at very large scales. | ||

This projection shows loxodromes, or rhumb lines, as straight lines with the correct azimuth and scale from the intersection of the central meridian and the central parallel. | ||

This equal-area projection is used primarily for thematic world maps. | ||

This is a conformal cylindrical projection, originally created to display accurate compass bearings for sea travel. An additional feature of this projection is that all local shapes and angles are true at infinitesimal scale. | ||

This is similar to the Mercator projection except that the polar regions are not as greatly distorted. | ||

This equal-area pseudocylindrical projection displays the world in the form of an ellipse with axes in a 2:1 ratio. This projection can be used for thematic small-scale maps. | ||

This is a compromise pseudocylindrical map projection for world maps. It was specifically designed for displaying physical data. | ||

This is a compromise pseudocylindrical map projection for world maps with distinguished meridians, which bend steeply toward the poles. | ||

This is the standard projection for large-scale maps of New Zealand. | ||

Ney is a modified Lambert conformal conic projection used to map areas near the poles. | ||

This perspective projection views the globe from an infinite distance. This gives the illusion of a three-dimensional globe. | ||

This is a compromise cylindrical map projection designed by Tom Patterson in 2014. | ||

This projection shows the world in a square. It is a conformal projection except in the middle of the four sides of the square. | ||

This projection is simple to construct because it forms a grid of equal squares. This projection is often used to display data in a geographic coordinate system. | ||

The name of this projection translates into "many cones" and refers to the projection methodology. | ||

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection is primarily used for thematic maps of the world. | ||

This is an oblique Mercator projection developed by Martin Hotine. It is used for conformal mapping of areas that do not follow a north-south or east-west orientation but are obliquely oriented. Used in Malaysia and Brunei. | ||

This is a compromise projection used for world maps. | ||

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection displays all parallels and the central meridian at true scale. | ||

This azimuthal projection is conformal. | ||

This compromise pseudocylindrical map projection is a modified Gall stereographic but with curved meridians. | ||

This projection is a compromise cylindrical map projection developed and introduced by Waldo Tobler in 1997 as his first simpler alternative to the Miller cylindrical projection. | ||

This projection is a compromise cylindrical map projection developed and introduced by Waldo Tobler in 1997 as his second simpler alternative to the Miller cylindrical projection. | ||

This projection is a transverse aspect of the cylindrical equal-area. This projection is appropriate for maps with a predominantly north-to-south extent. | ||

This is similar to the Mercator projection except that the cylinder is tangent along a meridian instead of the equator. The result is a conformal projection that does not maintain true direction and is appropriate for mapping large-scale or smaller areas. | ||

This modified azimuthal projection shows the true distance from either of two focal points to any other point on a map. | ||

This compromise polyconic projection shows the world in a circle. | ||

Unlike the orthographic projection, this perspective projection views the globe from a finite distance. This perspective gives the overall effect of the view from a satellite. | ||

This pseudocylindrical equal-area projection is used primarily for thematic world maps. | ||

This pseudocylindrical compromise projection is used primarily for world maps. | ||

This equal-area projection is a modification of the Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. It is also known as Hammer-Wagner projection. The projection is primarily used for world thematic maps. | ||

This is a pseudocylindrical projection that averages the coordinates from the equidistant cylindrical and sinusoidal projections. | ||

This is a pseudocylindrical projection that averages the coordinates from the equidistant cylindrical and Mollweide projections. | ||

This is a compromise projection used for world maps that averages the coordinates from the equidistant cylindrical and Aitoff projections. This projection is used by the National Geographic Society for general world maps. |