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Patterson Cylindrical vs. Equirectangular (35.6°)

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  Patterson Cylindrical Equirectangular (35.6°)
Creator Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014) Marinus of Tyre (about AD 100)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Equidistant
Other Names
Remarks 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.
Here: Standard parallels at 35.6° (= 35° 36′) North/South in order to get the aspect ratio of the Patterson projection.
recommended comparisons Miller
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Gall Isographic
Patterson
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
To clearly show how the Patterson projection »balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents«.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Projection
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map
Equirectangular (35.6°) Silhouette Map

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

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Projection
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map
Equirectangular (35.6°) Silhouette Map

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

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Tissot Indicatrix

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

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Tissot Indicatrix

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

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Tissot Indicatrix
 

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