cylindrical projection


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cylindrical projection

n.
A map projection in which the surface features of a globe are depicted as if projected onto a cylinder, typically positioned with the globe centered horizontally inside the cylinder. Distortion of shape and scale in a cylindrical projection of the earth is minimal in equatorial regions and maximal at the poles.
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The world map we are all familiar with is based on the Mercator projection, a cylindrical projection created in 1569 by Gerardus Mercator for use in ship navigation.
The upgrade of the same cathedral to enable a stereoscopic projection over the entire cylindrical projection and the floor inside the cylinder.
2) By generating paired cylindrical projection maps, typically 10 or 20 hours apart, and performing correlation analysis between them for every latitude.