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Natural Earth vs. Robinson

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  Natural Earth Robinson
Creator Tom Patterson (2011) Arthur H. Robinson (1963)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Compromise Compromise
Other Names
Remarks Not to be confused with the Natural Earth II World Environment Map (also by Tom Patterson), which is used in nearly all projection images here. Not based upon mathematical formulas but tabular coordinates providing positions of the meridians and parallels in order to produce a »right-looking« map.
recommended comparisons Natural Earth II
Equal Earth
Natural Earth II
Natural Earth
Wagner V
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
While very much alike at first glance, in direct comparision the differences become quite obvious.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Natural Earth
Natural Earth

2. Comparison: Political Map

Natural Earth
Natural Earth

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Natural Earth Silhouette Map
Robinson Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Natural Earth
Natural Earth Tissot Indicatrix
Robinson Tissot Indicatrix

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