Author: Peters, Aribert B.
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1 October 1984, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 119-131(13)
Abstract:A method of producing world maps with minimal distortion of both distances and angles has been developed. Distance distortion is measured by a comparison of distances taken from the earth itself and corresponding distances taken from a world map. An equal-area world map with minimal distance distortion can be constructed by varying parameters in a projection formula. Such a map is called a “distance-related” world map. It exhibits smaller angular distortions than other equal-area maps and thereby conserves realistic shapes of countries and continents. A variation of distance-related mapping consists of focusing on different portions of the earth's surface, thereby emphasizing given countries or continents.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1984-10-01T00:00:00