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Summary of Areas Suitable of Mapping with Projections
Key:* = Yes x = Partly
Projection Type World Hemisphere Continent/
Ocean
Region/
sea
Medium scale Large scale
Globe Sphere *          
Mercator Cylindrical x     *    
Transverse Mercator Cylindrical     * * * *
Oblique Mercator Cylindrical     * * * *
Space Oblique Mercator Cylindrical           *
Miller Cylindrical Cylindrical *          
Robinson Pseudo-
cylindrical
*          
Sinusoidal Equal
Area
Pseudo-
cylindrical
*   *      
Orthographic Azimuthal   x        
Stereographic Azimuthal   * * * * *
Gnomonic Azimuthal       x    
Azimuthal Equalidistant Azimuthal x * * *   x
Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Azimuthal   * * *    
Albers Equal Area Conic Conic     * * *  
Lambert Conformal Conic Conic     * * * *
Equidistant Conic Conic     * *    
Polyonic Conic         x x
Biplolar Oblique ConicConformal Conic     *      

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