Eckert IV

The Eckert IV projection, presented by the German cartographer Max Eckert-Greiffendorff in 1906, is a pseudo-cylindrical equal-area projection. Central meridian and all parallels are straight lines; other meridians are equally spaced elliptical arcs. The scale is true along latitude 40°30’.

kf[lon0/]scale or Kf[lon0/]width

The projection is set with kf or Kf. The central meridian is set with the optional lon0, and the figure size is set with scale or width.

misc eckertIV


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import pygmt

fig = pygmt.Figure()
# Use region "d" to specify global region (-180/180/-90/90)
fig.coast(region="d", projection="Kf12c", land="ivory", water="bisque4", frame="afg")

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