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Kavraisky I vs. Mercator

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  Kavraisky I Mercator
Creator Vladimir V. Kavrayskiy (1933) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Conformal
Other Names
  • The projection is often listed using a different transcription of the author’s name, e.g. Kavrayskiy or Kawraiski.
Remarks Identical to Mercator between 70° North and South and therefore conformal in this area. Beyond this an equirectangular with parallels at uniform intervals equal to the spacing at 70°. Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Mercator Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Kavraisky I
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Between 70° North and South, Kavraisky I is identical to Mercator.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Projection
Mercator
Mercator Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Kavraisky I Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

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

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Projection
Mercator
Mercator Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Kavraisky I Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

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

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

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

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

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

Kavraisky I
Kavraisky I Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix
 

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