Mollweide projection

Moll·​wei·​de projection | \ ˈmȯlˌvīdə- \

Definition of Mollweide projection

: an equal-area map projection capable of showing the entire surface of the earth in the form of an ellipse with all parallels as straight lines more widely spaced at the equator than at the poles, with the central meridian as one half the length of the equator, and with all other meridians ellipses equally spaced

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History and Etymology for Mollweide projection

after Karl B. Mollweide †1825 German mathematician and astronomer

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“Mollweide projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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