# azimuthal equidistant projection

- 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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*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.
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**Azimuthal equidistant projection** — The azimuthal equidistant projection is a particular map projection.A useful application for this type of projection is a polar projection in which all distances measured from the center of the map along any longitudinal line are accurate; an… … Wikipedia

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**azimuthal equidistant projection** — 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] * * * … Universalium

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**zenithal equidistant projection.** — See azimuthal equidistant projection. * * * … Universalium

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