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  Gall-Peters Mercator
Creator James Gall / Arno Peters (1852 / 1967) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Equal-area Conformal
Other Names
  • Gall Orthographic
  • Peters projection
Remarks Original design by James Gall, independently developed again by Arno Peters in 1967 and presented to the public in 1973. Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Strebe-Hammer 29°S Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Central Cylindrical
Kavraiskiy I

1. Comparison: Physical Map


2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Gall-Peters Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Gall-Peters Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

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