The Times projection was developed by Moir in 1965 for Bartholomew. It is a modified Gall's stereographic, except Times has curved meridians.
Pseudo cylindrical. Meridians are equally spaced curves. Parallels are straight lines increasing in separation with distance from the equator.
Lines of contact
Two lines at 45° N and S.
All parallels and the central meridian.
Increasing distortion with distance from 45° N and S.
Scale is correct along parallels at 45° N and S.
Useful only for world maps.
Uses and applications
Used for world maps by Bartholomew Ltd., a British mapmaking company, in The Times Atlas.
- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian
- Radius of the sphere of reference
- Longitude of projection's center
- False Easting (meters)
- False Northing (meters)