This was the standard projection for large-scale maps of New Zealand. Currently being replaced with New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
Modified cylindrical. A sixth-order conformal modification of the Mercator projection using the International spheroid.
Point of tangency
41° S, 173° E.
Conformal. Local shapes are correct.
Distortion is less than 0.04 percent for New Zealand.
Minimal distortion within New Zealand.
Scale is within 0.02 percent of true scale for New Zealand.
Not useful for areas outside New Zealand.
Uses and applications
Used for large-scale maps of New Zealand.
- False Easting
- False Northing
- Longitude of origin
- Latitude of origin
- Projection-specific parameters are set by the software.