This projection is an equal-area cylindrical projection suitable for world mapping.
Cylindrical—standard parallels are at 30° N and S (a case of Cylindrical Equal Area).
Lines of contact
The two parallels at 30° N and S.
Meridians and parallels are linear.
Shape distortion is minimized near the standard parallels. Shapes are distorted north–south between the standard parallels and distorted east–west above 30° N and below 30° S.
Area is maintained.
Directions are generally distorted.
Distances are generally distorted except along the equator.
Useful for world maps only.
Uses and applications
Only useful for world maps.
- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian