conic projection

conic projection
noun
a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
Syn: ↑conical projection
Hypernyms: ↑map projection
Hyponyms: ↑polyconic projection

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noun
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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Cartog.
a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth's surface on a conical surface, which is then unrolled to a plane surface.

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conic projection or conical projection noun
A map projection in which the earth is projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles
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Main Entry:cone

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conic projection,
a map projection made by projecting the earth's surface on an imaginary cone which is unrolled to a plane surface.

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