azimuthal projection


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azimuthal projection

n.
A map projection designed so that all azimuthal angles with a vertex at the central point are preserved, thus accurately showing the direction of travel, but not the distance, from the center point to any other point on the map.

azimuthal projection

n
(Physical Geography) another term for zenithal projection