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Mollweide

     The Mollweide projection is a pseudo-cylindrical, equal area projection developed by Carl B. Mollweide in 1805. Direction and shape are not distorted at the intersection of the central meridian and latitude 40 44' N and S. Scale is also true along those latitudes. Distortion of direction, shape and distance increase with distance from these latitudes. It is used primarily for showing global data distributions.

SCN 1478

Syria-UAR 31

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