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Equal Earth vs. Wagner IV

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  Equal Earth Wagner IV
Creator Bojan Savric, Tom Patterson, Bernhard Jenny (2018) Karlheinz Wagner (1932)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putniņš P2'
  • Werenskiold III
Remarks An equal-area projection that was designed to resemble the overall shape of the graticule of the popular (non-equal-area) Robinson projection.
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recommended comparisons Eckert IV
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

Equal Earth
Equal Earth
Wagner IV
Wagner IV

2. Comparison: Political Map

Equal Earth
Equal Earth
Wagner IV
Wagner IV

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Equal Earth Silhouette Map
Wagner IV Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Equal Earth
Equal Earth Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix

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