# Equal Earth¶

New in version 5.2.0.

 Classification Pseudo cylindrical Available forms Forward and inverse, spherical and ellipsoidal projection Defined area Global Alias eqearth Domain 2D Input type Geodetic coordinates Output type Projected coordinates

The Equal Earth projection is intended for making world maps. Equal Earth is a projection inspired by the Robinson projection, but unlike the Robinson projection retains the relative size of areas. The projection was designed in 2018 by Bojan Savric, Tom Patterson and Bernhard Jenny .

## Usage¶

The Equal Earth projection has no special options. Here is an example of an forward projection on a sphere with a radius of 1 m:

```\$ echo 122 47 | proj +proj=eqearth +R=1
1.55    0.89
```

## Parameters¶

Note

All parameters for the projection are optional.

+lon_0=<value>

Central meridian/longitude of natural origin, longitude of origin or longitude of false origin (naming and meaning depend on the projection method).

Defaults to 0.0.

Note

The default convention is to interpret this value as decimal degrees. To specify radians instead, follow the value with the "r" character.

Example: +lon_0=1.570796r

+ellps=<value>

The name of a built-in ellipsoid definition.

See Ellipsoids for more information, or execute `proj -le` for a list of built-in ellipsoid names.

Defaults to "GRS80".

+R=<value>

Radius of the sphere, given in meters. If used in conjunction with `+ellps`, `+R` takes precedence.

+x_0=<value>

False easting, easting at false origin or easting at projection centre (naming and meaning depend on the projection method). Always in meters.

Defaults to 0.0.

+y_0=<value>

False northing, northing at false origin or northing at projection centre (naming and meaning depend on the projection method). Always in meters.

Defaults to 0.0.