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Hammer-Cylindrical vs. Mercator

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  Hammer-Cylindrical Mercator
Creator Kalinni Gorzkis (2013) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Lenticular Cylindric
Property Compromise Conformal
Other Names
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.
Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Hammer Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Kavraisky I

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Hammer-Cylindrical
Hammer-Cylindrical Projection
Mercator
Mercator Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Hammer-Cylindrical Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

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

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