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Meridians: Complex curves without much bend from ~30°–~65°.
Parallels: Curved away from the equator with increasing distance from the central meridian.
Symmetry: About the central meridian and about the equator.


Undistorted only at the center of the map.
Distortion is predominately in the form of areal inflation, although a considerable band around the equator, while low in distortion, in dominated by angular deformation.

Similar projections

Strebe 1995 has a similar concept, but is equal-area. Shapes on this projection resemble van der Grinten I.


Prepared by Léo Larrivée in 1988 for the Canadian International Development Agency.

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