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Canters W06 vs. Frančula XI

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  Canters W06 Frančula XI
Creator Frank Canters (2002) Nedjeljko Frančula (1971)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Compromise Compromise
Other Names
  • Optimised version of Wagner VI
Remarks Low Error Optimization of Wagner VI.
Please regard Naming Canters’ Projections.
A Wanger VI variant, derived by Umbeziffern from the Apian II projection, minimized distortion by application of the Airy-Kavrayskiy criterion.
For more information, refer to my blogpost The Frančula Projections or Frančula’s original paper Die vorteilhaftesten Abbildungen in der Atlaskartographie (German).
recommended comparisons Frančula XI Canters W06
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 – scaled to fit

Canters W06
Canters W06
Frančula XI
Frančula XI

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Canters W06 Silhouette Map
Frančula XI Silhouette Map

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

Canters W06
Canters W06 Tissot Indicatrix
Frančula XI
Frančula XI Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Canters W06
Canters W06
Frančula XI
Frančula XI

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Canters W06 Silhouette Map
Frančula XI Silhouette Map

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

Canters W06
Canters W06 Tissot Indicatrix
Frančula XI
Frančula XI Tissot Indicatrix

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

Canters W06
Canters W06 Tissot Indicatrix
Frančula XI
Frančula XI Tissot Indicatrix

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

Canters W06
Canters W06 Tissot Indicatrix
Frančula XI
Frančula XI Tissot Indicatrix
 

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