azimuthal equidistant projection

noun

Definition of 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

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azimuthal equidistant projection, centered on Washington, D.C.: 1 London, 2 Algiers, 3 Moscow, 4 Rio de Janeiro, 5 Tokyo, 6 Auckland

First Known Use of azimuthal equidistant projection

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Azimuthal equidistant projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azimuthal%20equidistant%20projection. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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