Robinson projection


Rob·​in·​son projection ˈrä-bən-sən- How to pronounce Robinson projection (audio)
: a compromise map projection showing the poles as lines rather than points and more accurately portraying high latitude lands and water to land ratio

Word History


Arthur H. Robinson born1915 American geographer

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Robinson projection was in 1978

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“Robinson projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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