Projection Guide

 This table was
 adapted from
 Figure 6 - Guide to
 CAM Projections in
 the Cartographic
 Automatic Mapping
 Program Documentation,
 5th Edition




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 Aitoff         X X X        
 Albers Conic Equal-area   X           X X X  
 Azimuthal Equal-area   X   X     X X      
 Azimuthal Equidistant     X X   X X X      
 Bonne Equal-area   X       X X        
 Equirectangular         X X X X X X X
 Gnomonic       X       X X    
 Hammer Equal-area   X       X X        
 Kavraiskiy IV Conic         X     X X X  
 Lambert Conic X             X X X X
 Mercator X         X X X      
 Miller Cylindrical         X X          
 Mollweide   X       X X        
 Oblique Mercator X         X X X      
 Orthographic       X     X X X    
 Perspective       X     X X X    
 Polyconic         X     X X X  
 Ptolomy Conic         X       X    
 Robinson         X X X        
 Sinusoidal   X       X X X      
 Stereographic X     X     X X X    
 Transverse Mercator X             X X X X
 Van der Grinten         X X X        
 Winkel Tripel         X X X        


Key to Properties Column

Conformal Preserves true shape of features
Equal Area Areas of features are truly proportional
Equidistant Distances can be compared
Azimuthal Correct azimuths to features measured from map center 
Compromise
(Hybrid)
Balances distortions


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