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Natural Earth II vs. Winkel Tripel

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  Natural Earth II Winkel Tripel
Creator Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2015) Oswald Winkel (1921)
Group Pseudocylindric Lenticular
Property Compromise Compromise
Other Names
Remarks The Natural Earth II is a new pseudocylindrical projection with a highly rounded shape. At high latitudes the meridians bend steeply inward to short pole lines.

Compared to other rounded projections, such as the Aitoff and Mollweide (…), the Natural Earth II bulges out less on the sides, filling more of the printed page with your map. Continents look familar without the north-south streching found on the Eckert IV. The Natural Earth II has areal distortion values similar to those of the popular Robinson and Winkel Tripel projections.

(Quoted from the projection’s introduction)

Not to be confused with the Natural Earth II World Environment Map (also by Tom Patterson), which is used in nearly all projection images here.
recommended comparisons Aitoff
Eckert IV
Mollweide
Robinson
Winkel Tripel
Natural Earth
Ciric I
Natural Earth II
Wagner IX.i
Winkel Tripel Bartholomew
Winkel Tripel BOPC
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
When Natural Earth II was introduced, the creators showed this pairing, too.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Projection
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Natural Earth II Silhouette Map
Winkel Tripel Silhouette Map

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

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Projection
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Natural Earth II Silhouette Map
Winkel Tripel Silhouette Map

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

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Tissot Indicatrix

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

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Tissot Indicatrix

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

Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II Tissot Indicatrix
Winkel Tripel
Winkel Tripel Tissot Indicatrix
 

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