I want to cover surface of earth with equal sized shapes and count number of points within each cell. shape of cell doesn't matters (triangle, hexagon ...), neither area, but equality of them is essential.
The problem is that I can not do this in a software like ArcGIS and need to calculate it using formula.
Here is what I am thinking:
- convert geographic coordinates into Cartesian coordinates,
- divide surface of the earth to equally distributed points
- round all points to nearest such point.
Problem is step 2. How to distribute points equally? Have any ideas?