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Gall-Peters vs. Patterson Cylindrical

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  Gall-Peters Patterson Cylindrical
Creator James Gall / Arno Peters (1852 / 1967) Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Equal-area Compromise
Other Names
  • Gall Orthographic
  • Peters projection
Remarks Original design by James Gall, independently developed again by Arno Peters in 1967 and presented to the public in 1973. The Patterson cylindrical balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents.

Read Introducing the Patterson Cylindrical Projection on cartographicperspectives.org.

Here on map-projections.net there’s an article about Patterson Cylindrical.
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Equirectangular (35.6°)

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Gall-Peters
Gall-Peters Projection
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Gall-Peters Silhouette Map
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Gall-Peters
Gall-Peters Tissot Indicatrix
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
 

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