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Craster’s parabolic vs. Putnins P6

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  Craster’s parabolic Putnins P6
Creator John E. E. Craster (1929) Reinholds V. Putnins (1934)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putnins P4
Remarks
recommended comparisons Putnins P6
Sinusoidal
Craster’s parabolic
Sinusoidal
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.
Remark: On these two projections, »scaled to fit« and »scaled to same width« will be quite identical!

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Projection
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Craster’s parabolic Silhouette Map
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Silhouette Map

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

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Tissot Indicatrix
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Projection
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Craster’s parabolic Silhouette Map
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Silhouette Map

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

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Tissot Indicatrix
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Tissot Indicatrix

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

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Tissot Indicatrix
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Tissot Indicatrix

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

Craster’s parabolic
Craster’s parabolic Tissot Indicatrix
Putnins P6
Putnins P<sub>6</sub> Tissot Indicatrix
 

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