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Hufnagel 9 vs. Eckert IV

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  Hufnagel 9 Eckert IV
Creator Herbert Hufnagel (1989) Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
recommended comparisons Eckert IV
Hufnagel 10
Equal Earth
Hufnagel 10
Hufnagel 9
Natural Earth II
Nell-Hammer modified
Wagner IV
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
These two projections nearly identical, so you might spot the differences in direct comparision only.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Hufnagel 9
Hufnagel 9
Eckert IV
Eckert IV

2. Comparison: Political Map

Hufnagel 9
Hufnagel 9
Eckert IV
Eckert IV

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Hufnagel 9 Silhouette Map
Eckert IV Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Hufnagel 9
Hufnagel 9 Tissot Indicatrix
Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix

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