Natural Earth vs. Robinson
|Creator||Tom Patterson (2011)||Arthur H. Robinson (1963)|
|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 parallels in order to produce a »right-looking« map.|
|recommended comparisons||Natural Earth II
Natural Earth II
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
2. Comparison: Silhouette Map
3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°