azimuthal equidistant projection


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azimuthal equidistant projection

n.
A map projection designed so that a straight line from the central point on the map to any other point gives the accurate distance between the two points.

azimuth′al equidis′tant projec′tion


n.
a cartographic projection in which the shortest distance between any point and a central point is a straight line, such a line representing a great circle through the central point.
[1940–45]
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Bayliss, being responsible for the cartography, broke new ground in selecting the Azimuthal Equidistant projection for the map, and explains his choice of projection as
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