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Wagner IV vs. Eckert IV

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  Wagner IV Eckert IV
Creator Karlheinz Wagner (1932) Max Eckert-Greifendorff (1906)
Group Pseudocylindric Pseudocylindric
Property Equal-area Equal-area
Other Names
  • Putniņš P2'
  • Werenskiold III
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Wagner IV
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

Wagner IV
Wagner IV
Eckert IV
Eckert IV

2. Comparison: Political Map

Wagner IV
Wagner IV
Eckert IV
Eckert IV

3. Comparison: Silhouette Map

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Wagner IV Silhouette Map
Eckert IV Silhouette Map

4. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30°

Wagner IV
Wagner IV Tissot Indicatrix
Eckert IV
Eckert IV Tissot Indicatrix

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