- What are the pros and cons of Robinson projection?
- What is the problem with the Robinson projection?
- Why is Robinson better than Mercator?
- Why is the Robinson projection map useful?
List of the Disadvantages of the Robinson ProjectionDistortions exist on the edges of the map. It offers limited benefits for navigation. The Robinson projection is not equidistant. It does not provide azimuthal support. The projection suffers from compression in severe ways.
The Robinson projection is neither conformal nor equal-area. It generally distorts shapes, areas, distances, directions, and angles. The distortion patterns are similar to common compromise pseudocylindrical projections. Area distortion grows with latitude and does not change with longitude.
Robinson makes the world “look right”. Better balance of size and shape of high-latitude lands than in Mercator. Russia, Canada, and Greenland truer to size, but Greenland compressed. Directions true along all parallels and along central meridian.
The Robinson projection is unique. Its primary purpose is to create visually appealing maps of the entire world. It is a compromise projection, it does not eliminate any type of distortion, but it keeps the levels of all types of distortion relatively low over most of the map.