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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.

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

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