Map Projections

Map projections are an integral part of cartography, in particular for those maps which show a significant portion of the world. No map projection of the whole world is a true representation in all aspects because it is impossible to accurately transfer what appears on a spherical surface (the world) onto a flat surface (the map).

A variety of different projections are utilised for world maps depending on the map's function. Using the checkboxes below you can compare 5 projections often used for world map production.

Mercator Projection

Mollweide Projection

Peters Projection

Robinsons Projection

Times Projection

At MAPgraphics, we are experts in all types of map projection for all types of map functions, so contact us today and we can advise you as to the best map projection for your needs.