conic projection

noun

Definition of conic projection

mapping
: a projection based on the principle of a hollow cone placed over a sphere so that when the cone is unrolled the line of tangency becomes the central or standard parallel of the region mapped, all parallels being arcs of concentric circles and the meridians being straight lines drawn from the cone's vertex to the divisions of the standard parallel

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“Conic projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conic%20projection. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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