CineSat Projections CineSat provides you with the 63 most frequently used map projections. This ensures that you can read in image data from virtually any standard map format and provide to your clients nicely tailored views of your weather products. CineSat Projection Capabilities CineSat supports projections onto planes, cylinders, and cones. For each projection surface you may choose among three basic projection properties: EQUIRECT is the simpliest projection type. It maps the longitude and latitude to a rectangular coordinate system. This projection is frequently used for thematic maps and digital elevation models, since it is very easy to geo-reference. The standard parallel defines the intersecting cylinder. The following subtypes of the EQUIRECT projection have a fixed standard parallel: ISOCYL is an equal area cylindrical projection with several subtypes. The standard parallel defines the intersecting cylinder. Whereas the standard parallel of the intersecting cylinder can be specified with the ISOCYL projection, the following subtypes have a fixed standard parallel: CineSat completes its range of true cylindrical projections by the following two perspective projections: This projection type maps the sphere onto a cylinder that touches the Earth along a given meridian. CineSat supports three transverse cylindrical projections: In addition to the above described ‘Great Three’, CineSat provides the following 7 conical projections which use a spherical earth model: Every projection has a rich set of parameters that can easily be configured to adapt to your image data. A full projection definition consists of The projection cylinders and cones will be cut at center longitude + 180° and unfolded into a plane. For the azimuthal projections, you can rotate the projection plane by defining the vertical meridian. For all projections, you can set zoom (resolution) and pan parameters to get your desired region of interest. All map parameters are stored in projection files with user-defined names. You can then use a projection file name with the PROJECT command to project your images or to generate a map. Although there are a lot of map configuration options, the usage of these parameters is fairly simple. CineSat comes with a number of pre-defined projections to choose from and start with. Modification of these pre-defined projections is an easy way to develop your own weather views. Source.