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Briesemeister Projection

Classification

Modified Azimuthal

Identifier

bries

Graticule

Meridians: Central meridian is straight. Other meridians are complex curves.

Parallels: Complex curves.

Poles: Points.

Symmetry: About the central meridian.

Features

This equal-area projection groups the continents about the center of the projection. The only point free of distortion is the center point. Distortion of shape and area are moderate throughout.

Parallels

There is no standard parallel for this projection.

Remarks

This projection was presented by William Briesemeister in 1953. It is an oblique Hammer projection with an axis ratio of 1.75 to 1, instead of 2 to 1.

Example

landareas = shaperead('landareas.shp','UseGeoCoords',true);
axesm ('bries', 'Frame', 'on', 'Grid', 'on');
geoshow(landareas,'FaceColor',[1 1 .5],'EdgeColor',[.6 .6 .6]);
tissot;

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