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Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.) vs. Ginzburg I

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  Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.) Ginzburg I
Creator Johann Heinrich Lambert (1772) G.A. Ginzburg (1949)
Group Azimuthal Azimuthal
Property Equal-area Compromise
Other Names
  • Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection
Remarks A modification of the azimuthal equal-area projection.
See my blogpost Two Ginzburg and four Baranyi Projections.
recommended comparisons Ginzburg I
Ginzburg II
Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Ginzburg II
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

Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Ginzburg I
Ginzburg I

2. Comparison: Political Map

Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Ginzburg I
Ginzburg I

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.) Silhouette Map
Ginzburg I Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.)
Azimuthal equal-area (Hem.) Tissot Indicatrix
Ginzburg I
Ginzburg I Tissot Indicatrix

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