orthomorphic projection


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orthomorphic projection

A projection in which the scale, although varying throughout the map, is the same in all directions at any point, so that very small areas are represented by correct shape and bearings are correct.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.orthomorphic 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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