The van der Grinten projection is a compromise map projection that is neither equal-area nor conformal. It projects the entire Earth into a circle, though the polar regions are subject to extreme distortion. The projection was the first of four proposed by Alphons J. van der Grinten in 1904, and, unlike perspective projections, is an arbitrary geometric construction on the plane. It was adopted as the National Geographic Society's reference map of the world from 1922 until 1988.
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Thanks so much for keeping an eye out for copyright concerns...and for taking the time to annotate your reports so nicely. :) Moonriddengirl(talk) 21:27, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Here's to you for staying up well into the night to revert vandalism and keep our encyclopedia running smoothly and vandal-free. We appreciate how fast you jumped into this! Keep up the great work! —Mr. E. Sánchez (that's me!)What I Do / What I Say 07:31, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Slight confession with this one - it was before I put on my user page that I'm in the UK, it was morning where I was!