azimuthal equidistant projection

azimuthal equidistant projection
noun
: 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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Cartog.
a projection in which the shortest distance between any point and a central point is a straight line, such a line representing a great circle through the central point.
[1940-45]

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azimuthal equidistant projection,
a type of map projection centered on a given point in such a way that the distance along a great circle to any other point is represented to scale on a straight line connecting the two points.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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