Sanson-Flamsteed projection


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Related to Sanson-Flamsteed projection: Mollweide projection, sinusoidal projection, Mollweide map projection, Eckert projection

Sanson-Flamsteed projection

(ˈsænsənˈflæmstiːd)
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(Physical Geography) another name for sinusoidal projection
[devised by the cartographer Sanson in 1650, adapted by Flamsteed in 1729]
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Noun1.Sanson-Flamsteed projection - an equal-area map projection showing parallels and the equator as straight lines and other meridians as curvedSanson-Flamsteed projection - an equal-area map projection showing parallels and the equator as straight lines and other meridians as curved; used to map tropical latitudes
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