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
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In the computation of any azimuthal projection one needs a subroutine that calculates distance and direction from the map center.
Like the Winkel I and II projections, the Winkel Tripel projection is a modified azimuthal projection that is neither conformal nor equal area.
the number of hectares and percent difference--see Tables 1 and 2) of each land cover category from the original Lambert azimuthal projection.