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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Although the conformal projection for the tri-axial ellipsoid has been developed, the projection still causes considerable distortion if the mapped objects cannot be reasonably approximated by a tri-axial ellipsoid.
Analogous results can be obtained for all conformal projections where there are no singular points in the area of interest.
Lee (1965) documents conformal projections on polyhedral faces using elliptic functions.

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