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Kavraiskiy I vs. Mercator

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  Kavraiskiy I Mercator
Creator Vladimir V. Kavraiskiy (1933) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Conformal
Other Names
  • The projection is often listed using a different transcription of the author’s name, e.g. Kavraysky or Kawraiski.
Remarks Identical to Mercator between 70° North and South and therefore conformal in this area. Beyond this an equirectangular with parallels at uniform intervals equal to the spacing at 70°. Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Mercator Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Central Cylindrical
Kavraiskiy I
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
Between 70° North and South, Kavraisky I is identical to Mercator.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Kavraiskiy I
Kavraiskiy I

2. Comparison: Political Map

Kavraiskiy I
Kavraiskiy I

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Kavraiskiy I Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Kavraiskiy I
Kavraiskiy I Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

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