azimuthal equidistant projection


: a map projection of the surface of the earth so centered at any given point that a straight line radiating from the center to any other point represents the shortest distance and can be measured to scale

Illustration of azimuthal equidistant projection

Illustration of <span class=syl>azimuthal equidistant projection</span>
  • 1 London
  • 2 Algiers
  • 3 Moscow
  • 4 Rio de Janeiro
  • 5 Tokyo
  • 6 Auckland

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of azimuthal equidistant projection was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Azimuthal equidistant projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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