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Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) vs. Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal

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  Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Creator Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (1000 approx.) J. Richard Gott III, Charles Mugnolo (2006)
Group Azimuthal Azimuthal
Property Equidistant Compromise
Other Names
Remarks
recommended comparisons Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Azimuthal Equidistant (2)
Lambert Azimuthal
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
While very much alike at first glance, in direct comparision the differences become quite obvious.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Silhouette Map
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Silhouette Map

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Tissot Indicatrix
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Silhouette Map
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Silhouette Map

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Tissot Indicatrix
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Tissot Indicatrix

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Tissot Indicatrix
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Tissot Indicatrix

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (equatorial aspect) Tissot Indicatrix
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal Tissot Indicatrix
 

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