conformal projection

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Noun1.conformal projection - a map projection in which a small area is rendered in its true shape
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
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This is a feature of a conformal projection, such as the stereographic, which preserves the shapes of small islands on Earth or of constellations in the sky.
Analogous results can be obtained for all conformal projections where there are no singular points in the area of interest.

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