homolosine projection


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homolosine projection

ho·mol·o·sine projection

 (hō-mŏl′ə-sīn′, -sĭn, hə-)
n.
A composite of two map projections designed to represent area proportionally to the area on the earth's surface and represent true shapes of continents. Homolosine projections of the earth are usually interrupted in ocean areas. Also called Goode homolosine projection.

homolosine projection

(hɒˈmɒləˌsaɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) a map projection of the world on which the oceans are distorted to allow for greater accuracy in representing the continents, combining the sinusoidal and equal-area projections
[C20: from homolographic + sine1]
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homolosine projection

ho·mol·o·sine projection

(hō-mŏl′ə-sīn′)
A method of making a flat map of the Earth's surface with interruptions in the oceans so that the continents appear with the most accurate area and shape possible. Compare conic projection, Mercator projection, sinusoidal projection.
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Noun1.homolosine projection - an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents
equal-area map projection, equal-area projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe