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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Most maps use the Mercator projection (named after Gerardus Mercator, 1512-1594, a Flemish cartographer and mathematician), that is an orthomorphic map projection on which parallels and meridians form a rectangular grid, with the scale being exaggerated with increasing distance from the equator.