A pseudo cylindrical projection that averages the coordinates from the equirectangular and Mollweide projections. Developed by Oswald Winkel in 1918.
Pseudo cylindrical. Coordinates are the average of the Mollweide and equirectangular projections. Meridians are equally spaced curves, curving toward the central meridian. The central meridian is a straight line. Parallels are equally spaced straight lines. The length of the poles and the central meridian depends on the standard parallels.
The parallels and the central meridian.
Generally, scale is made true along the standard latitudes.
Neither conformal nor equal area. Useful only for world maps.
Uses and applications
Developed for use in general world maps.
- False Easting
- False Northing
- Central Meridian
- Standard Parallel 1