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.

*PropertiesShape*

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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