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Hammer vs. Hammer-Cylindrical

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  Hammer Hammer-Cylindrical
Creator H.H. Ernst von Hammer (1892) Kalinni Gorzkis (2013)
Group Lenticular Lenticular
Property Equal-area Compromise
Other Names
  • Hammer-Aitoff
Remarks Modifies the Hammer projection by adding a pole line. Very close to equal-area, in fact areal distortions are only to be found close to the poles.
recommended comparisons Aitoff
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Hammer Cylindrical is a modification of the Hammer projection.
Remark: On these two projections, »scaled to fit« and »scaled to same width« will be quite identical!

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Hammer
Hammer Projection
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Hammer Silhouette Map
Hammer-Cylindrical Silhouette Map

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

Hammer
Hammer Tissot Indicatrix
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Hammer
Hammer Projection
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Hammer Silhouette Map
Hammer-Cylindrical Silhouette Map

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

Hammer
Hammer Tissot Indicatrix
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix

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

Hammer
Hammer Tissot Indicatrix
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix

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

Hammer
Hammer Tissot Indicatrix
Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
 

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