G.Projector — Global Map Projector

The current version of G.Projector is 1.8, released 2015-09-18.

Credits and Acknowledgments

G.Projector was written by:

Robert B.Schmunk
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 USA

G.Projector uses the following third-party, open-source Java libraries. You may view the licenses and download source code for these libraries at the URLs provided.

iText Java-PDF library, ver. 2.0.
Copyright © 1999-2007 by Bruno Lowagie and Paulo Soares.
Available at sourceforge.net/projects/itext/files/.
Used under terms of the Mozilla Public License. (Note: Releases of iText subsequent to version 2.0 use a different license.)

JDOM library, ver. 2.0.6.
Copyright © 2000-2015 Jason Hunter and Brett McLaughlin.
Available at www.jdom.org/.
Used under terms of a modified Apache License.

JH Labs Image Filters.
Copyright © 1998-2006 Jerry Huxtable.
Available at www.jhlabs.com/ip/filters.
Used under terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Some coastline and border outline overlays included with G.Projector are based on the Micro World Data Bank II (MWDB II) dataset, originally created by Fred Pospeschil and Antonio Rivera. We use the version dated 2011 that is available for download from Fred Pospeschil's MWDB II website.

Thanks to Paul B. Anderson for assistance with cartography and code references.

The following cartography texts have been particularly useful in developing G.Projector:

Canters, F., 2002: Small-scale Map Projection Design. Taylor & Francis.

Canters, F., and H. Decleir, 1989: The World in Perspective: A Directory of World Map Projections. John Wiley & Sons.

Čapek, R., and J. Forstová, 2004: The cartographic projections of R.V. Putniņš. Cartographica, 39 (4), 15-25, doi:10.3138/R577-R420-MXH5-4276.

Evenden, G., 1995: Cartographic Projection Procedures, Release 4, Second Interim Report. PDF file dated Sep. 24, 1995.

Evenden, G., 2005: libproj4: A Comprehensive Library of Cartographic Projection Functions (Preliminary Draft). PDF file dated March 2005.

Furuti, C.A.: Map Projections. Website at www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/, accessed Sep. 19, 2014.

Ipbüker, C., and I.O. Bildirici, 2002: A general algorithm for the inverse transformation of map projections using Jacobian matrices. In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Applications (Sep. 4-6, 2002, Konya, Turkey), pp. 175-182.

Snyder, J.P., 1977: A comparison of pseudocylindrical map projections. American Cartographer, 4 (1), 59-81, doi:10.1559/152304077784080031.

Snyder, J.P., 1982: Map Projections Used by the U.S. Geological Survey, 2nd ed. Geological Survey Bulletin 1532. U.S. Government Printing Office.

Snyder, J.P., 1987: Map Projections — A Working Manual. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. U.S. Government Printing Office.

Snyder, J.P., 1993, 1997: Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. University of Chicago Press.

Snyder, J.P., and P.M. Voxland, 1989: An Album of Map Projections. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1453. U.S. Government Printing Office.

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