Wagner VII

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A modified azimuthal, equal-area projection that was the seventh in a series of new projections presented by Wagner in his cartographic work.

 

Scale

 

Decreases along the central meridian and the Equator with distance from the center of the projection.

 

Distortion

 

Considerable shape distortion in polar areas.

 

Usage

 

Thematic world maps, such as climatic maps prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Origin

 

Presented by Karlheinz Wagner of Germany in 1941, the Wagner VII is a modification of the Hammer projection and is also known as the Hammer-Wagner projection.