Can anybody please tell me what is the best equal area projection for central highlands of Ethiopia. I am assuming Albers Equal Area Projection.

Any suggestions?

Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area preserves the area of the land therefore minimal distortion in area because of projecting.


I would recommend a Map Projection Selection tool. There is a handy tool called Projection Wizard (requires much JavaScript), originally from Oregon State University. With this tool you can specify which distortion property is important for your map and select the specific area of interest.

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The appropriate projection is Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection with Central Lat. 5 and long. 20.

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    Could you explain why you recommend this one?
    – whuber
    Dec 3 '15 at 0:31
  • This should be an edit to the question I think, not an answer
    – nmtoken
    Dec 10 '17 at 10:25

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