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Eckert IV vs. Wagner IV

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  Eckert IV Wagner IV
Creator Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906) Karlheinz Wagner (1932)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putniņš P2'
  • Werenskiold III
recommended comparisons Equal Earth
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Wagner IV
Eckert IV
Equal Earth
Wagner V
Wagner-Denoyer 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

Eckert IV
Eckert IV
Wagner IV
Wagner IV

2. Comparison: Political Map

Eckert IV
Eckert IV
Wagner IV
Wagner IV

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Eckert IV Silhouette Map
Wagner IV Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix

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