The recent release of PostGIS 3.0 brings an updated spatial reference system table that includes over 8000 projections out-of-the-box. We’re happy to report that the Equal Earth Projection is one of them!
Developed in 2018, the Equal Earth Projection is gaining in popularity due in part to its ability to maintain accurate area without distortion. As of this new release, CARTO users can start using this popular projection in their maps right away!
A future update will bring all 8000 projections to CARTO automatically, but for now, users can manually add them to their account’s spatial reference table. The most straightforward way to do this is through the Dashboard.
Once that is complete, users can start using the projection with the SRID
To learn more about adding projections into your spatial reference table with CARTO, visit this advanced cartography resource.
The option above centers the map on
0,0 but if you wanted to modify the central meridian of your map, there are a couple of additional projection options that will help!
EPSG 8858 : WGS 84 / Equal Earth Americas
EPSG 8859 : WGS 84 / Equal Earth Asia-Pacific
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