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Wagner II




Meridians: Central meridian is a straight line half as long as the equator. Other meridians are equally spaced portions of sinusoids concave toward the central meridian.
Parallels: Unequally spaced straight parallel lines. Perpendicular to the central meridian.
Poles: Lines half as long as the equator.
Symmetry: About the central meridian or the equator.


Constant along any given latitude; same for the latitude of opposite sign.


Free of distortion nowhere. Distortion is not as extreme near outer meridians at high latitudes as it is on pointed polar pseudocylindric projections, but there is considerable distortion throughout polar regions.

Similar projections

Wagner I is equal-area and is scaled slightly smaller.
Eckert V is very close but scaled slightly smaller.
Putniṇš P3´ has parabolic meridians, parallels with constant spacing, and is scaled slightly larger.


Presented by Karlheinz Wagner of Germany in 1949.

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