How to choose between different kinds of map projections

We will now take a look at an equal area projection, as follows:

# Equal Area Projectionm = Basemap(projection='hammer',lon_0=0)setup_map(m)

The following map projection will not distort the sizes of objects, but may distort the shapes of them. This is the so-called hammer projection. This is no longer a square grid, but the area of the circles is the same regardless of latitude; their shape, however, is not. We see here that some of them have become elliptical. There are some map projections that do a decent job, but it's not metrically possible to get perfectly conformal and perfectly equal area mount projection.

In this hammer projection, we see that, compared to the Mercator ...

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