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World Map Extending More than +/- 180 degrees on each side

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I am in the process of making a new world map and would like to use the Van Der Grinten projection. I would like to use the Van der Grinten projection and have it extend beyond the International Dateline on each side of the map so that I can achieve a more rectangular look.


I have noticed a number of other maps use this projection and appear continuous beyond the international dateline. Attached is an image of what I would like to achieve.


I currently have MapPublisher and Global Mapper software available.


Any suggestions on how to achieve this?


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Untested, but this is what I would try:


Use Global Mapper to cut a part of your data on either side of the IDL and move those +180 degrees and -180 degrees so you end up with a dataset that goes from say -190 to +190 degrees, then put that in MAPublisher and project it.

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