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06/20/11 07:31 AM
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If you're looking for exact areas, you need an equal area projection. 

But even then they won't agree.  This is because the software will assume a straight line in the current projection.  For sufficiently densified arcs they will agree.     

If you're working with ESRI products, I suppose the closest thing to exact would be Albers Equal Area (based on a cone), because it is the only one that is supported for an ellipsoid.  Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area (based on a plane), and Cylindrical Equal Area (based on a cylinder) are supported only for spheres.  There are some pseudoconic, pseudocylindrical, and pseudoplanar projections -- I think they are supported only for spheres.  There are some equations in one of Snyder's books for ellipsoids in LAEA but they've obviously been too hairy for ESRI to tackle. 




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