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
Equal Earth

proj-string: +proj=eqearth

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 [Savric2018].


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 | src/proj +proj=eqearth +R=1
1.55        0.89



All parameters for the projection are optional.


Longitude of projection center.

Defaults to 0.0.


See proj -le for a list of available ellipsoids.

Defaults to “GRS80”.


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. Bojan Savric, Tom Patterson & Bernhard Jenny (2018). The Equal Earth map projection, International Journal of Geographical Information Science