How to customize the Albers equal conic area projection?

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08-21-2013 06:49 PM
CristinaRamalho
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Dear all,

I have done a bit of research about this but couldn't get to any solution, so hopefully I might be able to get some help here. I am customizing the Albers equal conic area projection to my study region. I know how to create a new projected coordinate system but I don't know the meaning and how to define the standard parallels 1 and 2. If my study area is in between the -30° and - 35° parallels, what should be the standard parallels of my customized projection?

Thank you in advance for your help. Best regards,

C.
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MelitaKennedy
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Hello,

One of the common methods of placing the standard parallels is to calculate the north-south extent of the data, divide by 6 and then calculate the latitudes 1/6 from the northern and southern edges.

Melita
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CristinaRamalho
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Hi Melita,

Thank you so much for your response. Much appreciated. All makes sense now :)

With best wishes,

C.
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