ArcUser: New Map Projection Meets Cartographic Needs and Desires

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Description

The Equal Earth projection was created in response to a wave of news stories in 2017 following the Boston Public Schools announcement that it was switching to the Gall-Peters projection for all classroom world maps. These articles erroneously asserted that the Gall-Peters projection was the only equal-area projection that shows land features at their true relative sizes, despite the consensus about inappropriateness of this projection for small-scale mapping.

Period22 Feb 2019

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Media coverage

  • TitleNew Map Projection Meets Cartographic Needs and Desires
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArcUser
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited States of America
    Date22/02/19
    DescriptionThe Equal Earth projection was created in response to a wave of news stories in 2017 following the Boston Public Schools announcement that it was switching to the Gall-Peters projection for all classroom world maps. These articles erroneously asserted that the Gall-Peters projection was the only equal-area projection that shows land features at their true relative sizes, despite the consensus about inappropriateness of this projection for small-scale mapping.
    Producer/AuthorEsri
    URLhttps://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcuser/equal-earth/
    PersonsTom Patterson, Bojan Šavrič, Bernhard Jenny

Keywords

  • Equal Earth map projection