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  Equal Earth Mercator
Creator Bojan Savric, Tom Patterson, Bernhard Jenny (2018) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Pseudocylindric Cylindric
Property Equal-area Conformal
Other Names
Remarks An equal-area projection that was designed to resemble the overall shape of the graticule of the popular (non-equal-area) Robinson projection.
See the publication at
Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Eckert IV
Wagner IV
Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Central Cylindrical
Kavraiskiy I

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Equal Earth
Equal Earth

2. Comparison: Political Map

Equal Earth
Equal Earth

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Equal Earth Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Equal Earth
Equal Earth Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

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