Miller cylindrical projection
The Miller cylindrical projection is a modified Mercator projection, proposed by Osborn Maitland Miller (1897–1979) in 1942. The latitude is scaled by a factor of 4⁄5, projected according to Mercator, and then the result is multiplied by 5⁄4 to retain scale along the equator. Hence:
or the oposite,
where λ is the longitude from the central meridian of the projection, and φ is the latitude. Meridians are thus about 0.733 the length of the equator.
In GIS applications, this projection is known as: "EPSG:54003 - World Miller Cylindrical"
- Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections, John P. Snyder, 1993, pp. 179, 183, ISBN 0-226-76747-7.
- "Miller Cylindrical Projection". Wolfram MathWorld. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- Table of examples and properties of all common projections, from radicalcartography.net
- An interactive Java Applet to study the metric deformations of the Miller Projection.
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