What's a good generic coordinate system for Search and Rescue operations across North America?
I'm putting together some layer packages for the purpose of distributing to Search and Rescue, Emergency, and Wildfire Response folks across North America.
The coordinate system that should be used should:
a) maintain area throughout N. America
b) be fairly universal to everyone in N. America
I'm thinking Robinson, but not sure...
UTM would be nice, but I don't want to have different layer packages for every UTM zone in N. America...
Mapping Center Answer:
The Albers equal area conic projection should be used for the conterminous U.S. If you were also including Alaska and Hawaii, you could use the Lambert azimuthal equal area projection.
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