Definition of Equal-area projection
1. Noun. A map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe.
Specialized synonyms: Homolosine Projection, Sanson-flamsteed Projection, Sinusoidal Projection
Generic synonyms: Map Projection
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Literary usage of Equal-area projection
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries Showing Oceans, Continents by Athelstan Spilhaus (1991)
"The same map on a Lambert equal area projection, while not omitting Asia, confines it to a thin ... MAP XIA: Lambert azimuthal equal area projection of the ..."
2. Text Book of Topographical and Geographical Surveying by Charles Frederick Arden-Close (1905)
"It is a good equal-area projection for the whole of Africa. 9. Polar Equal-area Projection ... Simple Conical equal-area projection (Lambert's fifth). ..."
3. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1922)
"World maps: The Mercator projection; The stereo- graphic projection; The Aitoff equal-area projection of the sphere; The Mollweide ..."
4. SAS/GRAPH 9.1 Reference by SAS Institute (2004)
"Figure 39.4 Unprojected Map The Northern Hemisphere I Albers' Equal-Area Projection The Albers' projection is a conic projection from the surface of the ..."
5. Botanical Gazetteby University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"The World (continents): Sinusoidal projection. North America: on an equal-area projection. ... Asia: Lambert's equal-area projection. ..."
6. Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia by Geographical Society of Philadelphia (1918)
"In other words it is an equal area projection. There is no distortion of area. ... An equal area projection, but with shapes badly distorted in the far ..."