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Equirectangular (35.6°) vs. Patterson Cylindrical

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  Equirectangular (35.6°) Patterson Cylindrical
Creator Marinus of Tyre (about AD 100) Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Equidistant Compromise
Other Names
Remarks Here: Standard parallels at 35.6° (= 35° 36′) North/South in order to get the aspect ratio of the Patterson projection. The Patterson cylindrical balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents.

Read Introducing the Patterson Cylindrical Projection on

Here on there’s an article about Patterson Cylindrical.
recommended comparisons Gall Isographic
Equirectangular (35.6°)
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
To clearly show how the Patterson projection »balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents«.

1. Comparison: Physical Map

Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°)
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Equirectangular (35.6°) Silhouette Map
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Equirectangular (35.6°)
Equirectangular (35.6°) Tissot Indicatrix
Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix

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