map projection

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map projection

n
(Surveying) a means of representing or a representation of the globe or celestial sphere or part of it on a flat map, using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude

map projection

A device for showing the Earth’s curved surface on a flat sheet.
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Noun1.map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitudemap projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
conformal projection, orthomorphic projection - a map projection in which a small area is rendered in its true shape
conic projection, conical projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
equal-area map projection, equal-area projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
Mercator projection, Mercator's projection - a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator
projection - the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
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The well-known Mercator map projection, despite it having been originally developed as an invaluable navigation aid, has become implicated in such hegemonic representations as it exaggerates area in high latitudes to the visual and perceptual benefit of Europe.
Gauss-Kruger and versions of Lambert Conformable Conic and Oblique Mercator map projections have been added.