Projection Wizard

Online Map Projection Selection Tool

Projection Wizard is a web application that helps cartographers select an appropriate projection for their map. Depending on the extent and the distortion property of the map, the application proposes a projection, along with projection parameters (such as standard parallels).

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Projection Wizard

 2020 New functionalities where added and user interface changes where made to the tool.
 2017 Henry Johns Best Paper Award by the British Cartographic Society

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Natural Earth Projection Tool for ArcMap

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Both projections are supported in ArcGIS since version 10.4.

Add Vertex Script for Adobe Illustrator

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Projection Code Libraries

Java Map Projection Library

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CanvasMap is a JavaScript library for experimenting with map projection equations, developed by OSU Cartography and Geovisualization Group. It reads shapefiles and renders world maps with HTML5 Canvas.