Eckert VI

Name Eckert VI
EPSG Code -
GeoTIFF Code -
OGC WKT Name Eckert_VI
Supported By OGC WKT (unofficial), PROJ.4, Mapinfo

Projection Parameters

Name EPSG # GeoTIFF ID OGC WKT Units Notes
Central Meridian central_meridian Angular
False Easting false_easting Linear
False Northing false_northing Linear


PROJ.4 classifies Eckert VI as pseudocylindrical, equal area. It appears that PROJ.4 only supports it as a spherical projection, and this may be true of most packages. Generally it is used for world views I gather.

PROJ.4 Organization

  +proj=eck6 +lon_0=Central Meridian
              +x_0=False Easting
              +y_0=False Northing