The sinusoidal projection is one of the oldest known projections, is equal-area, and has been used since the mid-16th century. It has also been called the “Equal-area Mercator” projection. The central meridian is a straight line; all other meridians are sinusoidal curves. Parallels are all equally spaced straight lines, with scale being true along all parallels (and central meridian).

i[lon0/]scale or I[lon0/]width

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

misc sinusoidal
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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="I12c", land="coral4", water="azure3", frame="afg")

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.961 seconds)

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