conical 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.
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Noun1.conical projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's polesconical 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
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