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Albers projection

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The Albers equal-area conic projection, or Albers projection (named after Heinrich C. Albers), is a conic, equal area map projection that uses two standard parallels. Although scale and shape are not preserved, distortion is minimal between the standard parallels.

Albers projection of the world with standard parallels 20°N and 50°N.
The Albers projection with standard parallels 15°N and 45°N, with Tissot's indicatrix of deformation
An Albers projection shows areas accurately, but distorts shapes.

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