Natural Earth II
|Natural Earth II
|Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2015)
|The Natural Earth II is a new pseudocylindrical projection with a highly rounded shape. At high latitudes the meridians bend steeply inward to short pole lines.
Compared to other rounded projections, such as the Aitoff and Mollweide (…), the Natural Earth II bulges out less on the sides, filling more of the printed page with your map. Continents look familar without the north-south streching found on the Eckert IV. The Natural Earth II has areal distortion values similar to those of the popular Robinson and Winkel Tripel projections.
(Quoted from the projection’s introduction)
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.
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