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Wagner VI




Meridians: Central meridian is a straight line half as long as the equator. Other meridians are equally spaced portions of ellipses concave toward the central meridian.
Parallels: Equally 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.


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


Free of distortion along the equator and nowhere else. Distortion is balanced between angular deformation and flation along central meridian and in the polar regions. Remaining distortion is largely in the form of angular deformation.

Similar projections

Wagner V is scaled smaller and has unequally spaced parallels.
Putniṇš P1´ has identical meridians, parallels with constant spacing, but is scaled slightly smaller.
Robinson projection has rounder “shoulders”, proportionally longer pole lines, and is scaled considerably smaller.


Presented by Karlheinz Wagner of Germany in 1932.

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