Natural Earth II

Classification Pseudo cylindrical
Available forms Forward and inverse, spherical projection
Defined area Global
Alias natearth2
Domain 2D
Input type Geodetic coordinates
Output type Projected coordinates
Natural Earth II

proj-string: +proj=natearth2

The Natural Earth II projection is intended for making world maps. At high latitudes, meridians bend steeply toward short pole lines resulting in a map with highly rounded corners that resembles an elongated globe.

See [Savric2015]



All parameters for the projection are optional.


Longitude of projection center.

Defaults to 0.0.


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.