Rectangular color vector world map

 

Individuelle selectable countries

Plate Carreé rectangular color vector world map same artwork like this only each country has been filled in with colors.

Description
Also known as equirectangular, equidistant cylindrical, simple cylindrical, or rectangular, this projection is very simple to construct because it forms a grid of equal rectangles. Because of its simple calculations, its usage was more common in the past. In this projection, the polar regions are less distorted in scale and area than they are in the Mercator projection.

Projection method
This simple cylindrical projection converts the globe into a Cartesian grid. Each rectangular grid cell has the same size, shape, and area.
Line of contact
Tangent at the equator.

Linear graticules
All meridians and all parallels.

Properties
Shape

Distortion increases as the distance from the standard parallels increases.

Area
Distortion increases as the distance from the standard parallels increases.

Direction
North, south, east, and west directions are accurate. General directions are distorted, except locally along the standard parallels

Distance
The scale is correct along the meridians and the standard parallels.

Rectangular color vector world map

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Rectangular colored vector world map
Distortion of Gall and Plate Carreé projection


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