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Mercator vs. Miller

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  Mercator Miller
Creator Gerardus Mercator (1569) Osborn Maitland Miller (1942)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Conformal Compromise
Other Names
  • Miller’s cylindrical projection
  • Miller 1
  • Modified Mercator b
Remarks Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Central Cylindrical
Kavraiskiy I
Miller, Compact

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Mercator
Mercator
Miller
Miller

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Mercator Silhouette Map
Miller Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix
Miller
Miller Tissot Indicatrix
 

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