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Braun Stereographic vs. Patterson Cylindrical

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  Braun Stereographic Patterson Cylindrical
Creator Carl Braun (1867) Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Compromise
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.

Note: Up to the end of 2019 I showed a wrong rendition of the Patterson projection here (having a false aspect ratio). The current image is correct. Read the blogpost about this.
recommended comparisons Equirectangular (28°)

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Braun Stereographic
Braun Stereographic
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Braun Stereographic Silhouette Map
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Braun Stereographic
Braun Stereographic Tissot Indicatrix
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
 

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