Compare Map Projections

Deutsch  •  English
[info]    Viewing options:      

Compare Projections

Equirectangular (35.6°) vs. Patterson Cylindrical

Select two projections:

Projection No. 1:

Projection No. 2:

Mode:    [ Info ]

 

  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. Values around these standard parallels nicely fill the space of a ISO-219 series A (A3, A4 etc.) paper sheet while at the same time leaving enough space for a legend above or below the map. The Patterson cylindrical balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents.

Read Introducing the Patterson Cylindrical Projection on cartographicperspectives.org.

Here on map-projections.net there’s an article about Patterson Cylindrical.

Note: Up to the end of 2019 I showed a wrong rendition of the Patterson projection here (having a false aspect ratio). The current image is correct. Read the blogpost about this.
recommended comparisons Gall Isographic
Equirectangular (28°)

1. Comparison: Physical Map

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

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map

Click on projection’s name to hide it
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
 

Go to top