Miller cylindrical projection
The Miller cylindrical projection is a modified Mercator projection, proposed by Osborn Maitland Miller 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:
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.
Compact Miller projection is similar to Miller but spacing between parallels stops growing after 55 degrees.
- 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.
- "Projected coordinate systems". ArcGIS Resources: ArcGIS Rest API. ESRI. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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