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CM Equidistant Conic vs. Lambert Equal-Area Conic

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  CM Equidistant Conic Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Creator Unknown (about AD 100) Johann Heinrich Lambert (1772)
Group Conic Conic
Property Equidistant Equal-area
Other Names
Remarks Standard parallels in the image:
90° North, 30° South.

This configuration was set to achieve a result that is comparable to the configuration of Lambert equal-area conic that is shown here on the site.
It probably has no practical use, that’s why I chose the name affix CM for compare-maps.net.

Equidistant conic projections can be traced back at least to Ptolemy.
Standard parallels in the image:
90° North, 10° South.
recommended comparisons Lambert Equal-Area Conic CM Equidistant Conic
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Well… I just thought it’d be kinda nice to compare an equal-area conic projection to an equidistant one of similar configuration…

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Projection
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
CM Equidistant Conic Silhouette Map
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Silhouette Map

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

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Tissot Indicatrix
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Projection
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
CM Equidistant Conic Silhouette Map
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Silhouette Map

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

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Tissot Indicatrix
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Tissot Indicatrix

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

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Tissot Indicatrix
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Tissot Indicatrix

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

CM Equidistant Conic
CM Equidistant Conic Tissot Indicatrix
Lambert Equal-Area Conic
Lambert Equal-Area Conic Tissot Indicatrix
 

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