Werner projection

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Werner projection of the world
Woodcut from 1536 by Oronce Finé showing the Werner projection

The Werner projection is a pseudoconic equal-area map projection sometimes called the Stab-Werner or Stabius-Werner projection. Like other heart-shaped projections,[specify] it is also categorized as cordiform. Stab-Werner refers to two originators: Johannes Werner (1466–1528), a parish priest in Nuremberg, refined and promoted this projection that had been developed earlier by Johannes Stabius (Stab) of Vienna around 1500.

The projection is a limiting form of the Bonne projection, having its standard parallel at one of the poles (90°N/S).[1][2] Distances along each parallel and along the central meridian are correct, as are all distances from the north pole.

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  1. ^ Snyder, John P (1993), Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections, pp. 60–2, ISBN 0-226-76747-7.
  2. ^ ———————— (1987), "Map Projections—A Working Manual", Professional Paper, United States Geological Survey, pp. 138–0.

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