How can I do WorldPlot with the WorldProjection -> Winkel Tripel or Robinson projections. Mathematica has Mollweide and several others defined, but not these popular projections adapted by National Geographic.

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    $\begingroup$ It seems WorldPlot is obsolete. Try CountryData, i.e. CountryData["World", {"Shape", projection}] where projection is "WinkelTripel" or "Robinson". $\endgroup$
    – user484
    Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 3:02

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To make Rahul Narain's answer in comment a full answer:

CountryData["World", {"Shape", "WinkelTripel"}]

Mathematica graphics

"WinkelTripel" can also be used in projection functions like GeoGridPosition:

GeoGridPosition[GeoPosition[{37., -109., 0}, "ITRF00"], "WinkelTripel"]
(* GeoGridPosition[{-1.404416661, 0.6926031128, 0}, "WinkelTripel"] *)

In Mathematica 10, functions like GeoGraphics will be able to use projections like this even more easily.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for posting the answer. I have not used WorldPlot or CountryData before so I was not confident that I was interpreting the question correctly. $\endgroup$
    – user484
    Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 9:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Rahul You're welcome. I have been using WorldPlot before and can tell you that the current CountryData maps are much, much better. Mathematica 10 maps seem to improve on this even more. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much, Rahul and Sjoerd. You guys' replies are really helpfull. $\endgroup$
    – user13561
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 2:03

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