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Aitoff vs. Natural Earth II

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  Aitoff Natural Earth II
Creator David Aitoff (1889) Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2015)
Group Lenticular Pseudocylindric
Property Compromise Compromise
Other Names
Remarks The Natural Earth II is a new pseudocylindrical projection with a highly rounded shape. At high latitudes the meridians bend steeply inward to short pole lines.

Compared to other rounded projections, such as the Aitoff and Mollweide (…), the Natural Earth II bulges out less on the sides, filling more of the printed page with your map. Continents look familar without the north-south streching found on the Eckert IV. The Natural Earth II has areal distortion values similar to those of the popular Robinson and Winkel Tripel projections.

(Quoted from the projection’s introduction)

Not to be confused with the Natural Earth II World Environment Map (also by Tom Patterson), which is used in nearly all projection images here.
recommended comparisons Hammer
Natural Earth II
Aitoff
Eckert IV
Mollweide
Robinson
Winkel Tripel
Natural Earth
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
When Natural Earth II was introduced, the creators showed this pairing, too.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Aitoff
Aitoff Projection
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Aitoff Silhouette Map
Natural Earth II Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to fit

Aitoff
Aitoff Tissot Indicatrix
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Aitoff
Aitoff Projection
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Aitoff Silhouette Map
Natural Earth II Silhouette Map

6. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to same width

Aitoff
Aitoff Tissot Indicatrix
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix

7. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to fit

Aitoff
Aitoff Tissot Indicatrix
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix

8. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to same width

Aitoff
Aitoff Tissot Indicatrix
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix
 

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