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Frančula XIV vs. Wagner VII

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  Frančula XIV Wagner VII
Creator Nedjeljko Frančula (1971) Karlheinz Wagner (1941)
Group Lenticular Lenticular
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Hammer-Wagner
Remarks A Wanger VII variant, derived by Umbeziffern from the equatorial azimuthal equal-area projection, minimized distortion by application of the Airy-Kavrayskiy criterion.
For more information, refer to my blogpost The Frančula Projections or Frančula’s original paper Die vorteilhaftesten Abbildungen in der Atlaskartographie (German).
My personal favourite among the equal-area projections! :-)
recommended comparisons Wagner VII Entfernungsbezogene
Frančula XIV
Wagner VIII
Wagner-Denoyer I
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Frančula XIV is a variation of the well-known Wagner VII.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Frančula XIV
Frančula XIV
Wagner VII
Wagner VII

2. Comparison: Political Map

Frančula XIV
Frančula XIV
Wagner VII
Wagner VII

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Frančula XIV Silhouette Map
Wagner VII Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Frančula XIV
Frančula XIV Tissot Indicatrix
Wagner VII
Wagner VII Tissot Indicatrix

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