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Canters W34 vs. Hufnagel 3

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  Canters W34 Hufnagel 3
Creator Frank Canters (2002) Herbert Hufnagel (1989)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Canters Pseudocylindric 2002 f5.31
  • Low-error equal-area transformation of the sinusoidal projection with twofold symmetry, equally divided, straight parallels and a correct ratio of the axes (including Antarctica in the optimisation).
Remarks Please regard Naming Canters’ Projections.
recommended comparisons Hufnagel 3 Canters W34
Hufnagel 2
Tobler Hyperelliptical
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.
Remark: On these two projections, »scaled to fit« and »scaled to same width« will be quite identical!

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Canters W34
Canters W34
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Canters W34 Silhouette Map
Hufnagel 3 Silhouette Map

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

Canters W34
Canters W34 Tissot Indicatrix
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3 Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Canters W34
Canters W34
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Canters W34 Silhouette Map
Hufnagel 3 Silhouette Map

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

Canters W34
Canters W34 Tissot Indicatrix
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3 Tissot Indicatrix

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

Canters W34
Canters W34 Tissot Indicatrix
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3 Tissot Indicatrix

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

Canters W34
Canters W34 Tissot Indicatrix
Hufnagel 3
Hufnagel 3 Tissot Indicatrix
 

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