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Eckert IV vs. Wagner IV

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  Eckert IV Wagner IV
Creator Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906) Karlheinz Wagner (1932)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putniņš P2'
  • Werenskiold III
Remarks
recommended comparisons Hufnagel 10
Hufnagel 9
Natural Earth II
Wagner IV
Eckert IV
Wagner V
Wagner-Denoyer II
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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Projection
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Eckert IV Silhouette Map
Wagner IV Silhouette Map

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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Projection
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Eckert IV Silhouette Map
Wagner IV Silhouette Map

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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix

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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix

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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix
 

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