map projection

A map of the world with the ocean in blue and the land masses shaded to replicated vegetation for the area. The world is covered in white graticule lines.

Robinson Map Projection

Caitlin Dempsey

The Robinson map projection is a compromise project that minimizes distortion across the map.

A world map in the Equal Earth Map projection.

The Equal Earth Physical Map is Free

Caitlin Dempsey

Both the physical and political Equal Earth maps are in the public domain which means users can use them however they want to.

The Spilhaus Endless Ocean Map Projection

Katarina Samurović

However, in 1942, a South African meteorologist, oceanographer, and inventor Athelstan Spilhaus created the world’s first fully ocean-centered map projection. 

The Equal Earth Map Projection

Mark Altaweel

Researchers recently announced the development of the Equal Earth map projection, which has quickly gained influence due to its ability in maintaining accurate area without distortion.

Screenshot showing the reprojected map with a Pacific Ocean centric view in QGIS.

QGIS Tutorial: How to Change the Map Projection to be Centered Over the Pacific Ocean

Caitlin Dempsey

This quick tutorial shows you how to recenter your map project in QGIS so that the center of the map view is on the Pacific Ocean.

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