gnomonic projection

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Definition of gnomonic projection 

: an azimuthal projection of a part of a hemisphere showing the earth's grid as projected by radials from a point at the center of the sphere onto a tangent plane so that all straight lines represent arcs of great circles thereby making this projection valuable for navigation when used in conjunction with the Mercator projection

called also great-circle chart

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