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Gringorten vs. Peirce Quincuncial

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  Gringorten Peirce Quincuncial
Creator Irving I. Gringorten (1972) Charles Sanders Peirce (1879)
Group Miscellaneous Miscellaneous
Property Equal-area Conformal
Other Names
  • Gringorten Quincuncial Equal-area
Remarks Gringorten wanted to create a square map in order to efficiently use space (e.g. in printed articles). Moreover it should be equal-area and without massive distortions or interruptions of the continents.

In the image, the map is centered to 20° West.
The equator (red line in the image) is a square whose corners are the only four points on the map which fail to be conformal.

In the image, the map is centered to 20° West.
recommended comparisons Peirce Quincuncial Gringorten
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Not similar to each other, they share the same unusual segmentation of the earth.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Gringorten
Gringorten Projection
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Gringorten Silhouette Map
Peirce Quincuncial Silhouette Map

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

Gringorten
Gringorten Tissot Indicatrix
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Gringorten
Gringorten Projection
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Gringorten Silhouette Map
Peirce Quincuncial Silhouette Map

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

Gringorten
Gringorten Tissot Indicatrix
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Tissot Indicatrix

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

Gringorten
Gringorten Tissot Indicatrix
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Tissot Indicatrix

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

Gringorten
Gringorten Tissot Indicatrix
Peirce Quincuncial
Peirce Quincuncial Tissot Indicatrix
 

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