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Mercator vs. Patterson Cylindrical

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  Mercator Patterson Cylindrical
Creator Gerardus Mercator (1569) Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Conformal Compromise
Other Names
Remarks Cut off at 84° North and South 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

Mercator
Mercator Projection
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Mercator Silhouette Map
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
 

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