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Van der Grinten

Name Van der Grinten
Model n/a
Type n/a
Meridians Circular arcs concave toward straight central meridian
Parallels Circular arcs concave toward the poles (except equator is straight)
Spacing Meridian Equal at the equator
Spacing Parallels Spaced further apart at the poles
Linear Scale True along equator

Exaggerated greatly toward the poles

Specialties Distortion of area and angle

Exists as a compromise between Mercator and Mollweide

World in a circle

Uses Used by National Geographic Society for world scale maps

Useful for mineral distribution maps

World scale maps