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Wagner IV vs. Eckert IV

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  Wagner IV Eckert IV
Creator Karlheinz Wagner (1932) Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putniņš P2'
  • Werenskiold III
Remarks
recommended comparisons Eckert IV
Wagner V
[Wagner-Denoyer II]
Hufnagel 10
Hufnagel 9
Natural Earth II
Nell-Hammer modified
Wagner IV
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
While very much alike at first glance, in direct comparision the differences become quite obvious.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Wagner IV
Wagner IV Projection
Eckert IV
Eckert IV Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Wagner IV Silhouette Map
Eckert IV Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix
Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
 

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