Wed Aug 02, 2023 13 Projections for 2023 (Part 8)
A collection of projections for political world maps
(see Intro for further explanations)
August: Baranyi IV
|Creator||János Baranyi (1968)|
|Remarks||Constructed with tabular coordinates rather than mathematical formulas. Meridians are not equally spaced along a given parallel, therefore it doesn’t fall in to the pseudocylindric group of projections. See my blogpost Two Ginzburg and four Baranyi Projections.|
I’ve introduced this projection in the blogpost I’ve linked to above.
I’ve shown contour plots of distortions in the Adams, Baranyi, Winkel-Snyder blogpost.
Is there anything else I can say? Yes – strangely enough, while I like Baranyi IV as portrayed in the calendar, I like it less in the OGABO version. I can’t even tell why, I just feel … uncomfortable about it:
I mean – of course I know that the areal and angular distortions of the Arctic regions bother me. I just don’t know why they bother me more in the OGABO version than in the other.
That was the last projection of the year that I actually saw in use as a political map.
The remaining four, however, would qualify for that in my eyes.
Two of them follow a more traditional approach and the other two … do not.
Bis die Tage!
My 2023 Map Projection Calendar
To read another part of my 2023 map projection calendar series, select the desired month.