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Canters W33 vs. Eckert IV

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  Canters W33 Eckert IV
Creator Frank Canters (2002) Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Canters Pseudocylindric 2002 f5.30
  • Low-error equal-area transformation of the sinusoidal projection with twofold symmetry, equally divided, straight parallels and a correct ratio of the axes (not including Antarctica in the optimisation).
Remarks Please regard Naming Canters’ Projections. Also see my blogpost about the Canters projections, part 1 (W01 - W14) and part 2 (W15 - W34).
recommended comparisons Equal Earth
Hufnagel 10
Hufnagel 9
Natural Earth II
Nell-Hammer modified
Wagner IV

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Canters W33
Canters W33
Eckert IV
Eckert IV

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Canters W33 Silhouette Map
Eckert IV Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Canters W33
Canters W33 Tissot Indicatrix
Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix

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