Maps in SeisComP and gempa modules are shown using the rectangular (default) or the mercator projection.

The mapprojections plugin provides additional map projections. They include:

  • Spherical projection for an almost undistorted view even in the polar regions.

  • Kavrayskiy projection for a balanced view near the equator and in the polar regions.



  1. Add the plugin to the global configuration:

    plugins = ${plugins}, mapprojections
  2. Set the optional map properties the global configuration in*.


When set up, the map projection type can be changed interactively on maps. Click the right mouse button. The projections are available in the Projection menu.