Bertin 1953

New in version 6.0.0.

Classification Miscellaneous
Available forms Forward, spherical projection
Defined area Global
Alias bertin1953
Domain 2D
Input type Geodetic coordinates
Output type Projected coordinates
Bertin 1953

proj-string: +proj=bertin1953

The Bertin 1953 projection is intended for making world maps. Created by Jacques Bertin in 1953, this projection was the go-to choice of the French cartographic school when they wished to represent phenomena on a global scale. The projection was formulated in 2017 by Philippe Rivière for


The Bertin 1953 projection has no special options. Its rotation parameters are fixed. Here is an example of a forward projection with scale 1:

$ echo 122 47 | src/proj +proj=bertin1953 +R=1 0.72 0.73



All parameters for the projection are optional.


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


False easting.

Defaults to 0.0.


False northing.

Defaults to 0.0.

Further reading

  1. Philippe Rivière (2017). Bertin Projection (1953) <>,