modsine

Tissot Modified Sinusoidal Projection

Classification

Pseudocylindrical

Identifier

modsine

Graticule

Meridians: Sine curves converging at the Poles.

Parallels: Equally spaced straight lines.

Poles: Points.

Symmetry: About the Equator and the central meridian

Features

This is an equal-area projection. Scale is constant along any parallel or any pair of equidistant parallels, and along the central meridian. It is not equidistant or conformal.

Parallels

There are no standard parallels for this projection.

Remarks

This projection was first described by N. A. Tissot in 1881

Limitations

This projection is available only for the sphere.

Example

landareas = shaperead('landareas.shp','UseGeoCoords',true);
axesm ('modsine', 'Frame', 'on', 'Grid', 'on');
geoshow(landareas,'FaceColor',[1 1 .5],'EdgeColor',[.6 .6 .6]);
tissot;

Introduced before R2006a