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Eckert 6

Name Eckert 6
Model Pseudo-Cylinder
Type Equal Area
Meridians Sinusoidal curves concave toward a straight central meridian
Parallels Straight
Spacing Meridian Decreases toward the poles
Spacing Parallels Decreases toward the poles
Linear Scale True scale at 4916’ N & S
Specialties Based on a cylinder tangent at the equator

High values of distortion at upper latitudes

Uses World scale maps

Ocean maps