Documentation Center

  • Trial Software
  • Product Updates

Eckert I Projection

Classification

Pseudocylindrical

Identifier

eckert1

Graticule

Central Meridian: Straight line half as long as the Equator.

Other Meridians: Equally spaced straight converging lines broken at the Equator.

Parallels: Equally spaced straight parallel lines, perpendicular to the central meridian.

Poles: Lines half as long as the Equator.

Symmetry: About the central meridian or the Equator.

Features

Scale is true along the 47º10' parallels and is constant along any parallel, between any pair of parallels equidistant from the Equator, and along any given meridian. It is not free of distortion at any point, and the break at the Equator introduces excessive distortion there; regardless of the appearance here, the Tissot indicatrices are of indeterminate shape along the Equator. This novelty projection is not equal-area or conformal.

Parallels

For this projection, only one standard parallel is specified. The other standard parallel is the same latitude with the opposite sign. The standard parallel is by definition fixed at 47º10'.

Remarks

This projection was presented by Max Eckert in 1906.

Limitations

This projection is available only on the sphere.

Example

landareas = shaperead('landareas.shp','UseGeoCoords',true);
axesm ('eckert1', 'Frame', 'on', 'Grid', 'on');
geoshow(landareas,'FaceColor',[1 1 .5],'EdgeColor',[.6 .6 .6]);
tissot;

Was this topic helpful?