Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is an Equal Area Projection?

An equal area projection is a map projection that shows regions that are the same size on the Earth the same size on the map but may distort the shape, angle, and/or scale.

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What is an equal area projection? Equal area projection world map created with Maptitude mapping software

This Mollewide Projection map correctly shows the areas of features with relation to each other but distorts the shapes of features.