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Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) vs. Nicolosi Globular

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  Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Nicolosi Globular
Creator Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (1000 approx.) Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (1000 approx.)
Group Azimuthal Miscellaneous (Polyconic)
Property Equidistant Compromise
Other Names
Remarks Reinvented by Giovanni Battista Nicolosi, ca. 1660.
recommended comparisons Breusing Harmonic
Gott-Mugnolo Azimuthal (Hem.)
Nicolosi Globular
Azimuthal Equidistant (Hem.)
Breusing Harmonic
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
These two projections nearly identical, so you might spot the differences in direct comparision only.
Remark: On these two projections, »scaled to fit« and »scaled to same width« will be quite identical!

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Silhouette Map
Nicolosi Globular Silhouette Map

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Tissot Indicatrix
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Silhouette Map
Nicolosi Globular Silhouette Map

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Tissot Indicatrix
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Tissot Indicatrix

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Tissot Indicatrix
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Tissot Indicatrix

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

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres)
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection (Hemispheres) Tissot Indicatrix
Nicolosi Globular
Nicolosi Globular Tissot Indicatrix
 

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