conic projection


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conic projection

conic projection

or conical projection
n.
A method of projecting maps of parts of the earth's spherical surface on a surrounding cone, which is then flattened to a plane surface having concentric circles as parallels of latitude and radiating lines from the apex as meridians.

conic projection

or

conical projection

n
(Physical Geography) a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of latitude radiating from this apex

con′ic projec′tion


n.
a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth's surface on a conical surface, which is then unrolled to a plane surface.
[1885–90]
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conic projection

con·ic projection

(kŏn′ĭk)
A method of making a flat map of the Earth by projecting its surface features onto a cone, which is then flattened out so that parallels appear as arcs of circles. Compare homolosine projection, Mercator projection, sinusoidal projection.
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Noun1.conic projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's polesconic projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
polyconic projection - a conic projection of a map having distances between meridians equal to those distances on a globe
Translations

conic projection

n (Geog) → Kegelprojektion or -abbildung f
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