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Related to conic projection: Mercator projection, conformal projection, Azimuthal projection, Lambert conformal projection
conic projectionor conical projection
A method of projecting maps of parts of the earth's spherical surface on a surrounding cone, which is then flattened to a plane surface having concentric circles as parallels of latitude and radiating lines from the apex as meridians.
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(Physical Geography) a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of latitude radiating from this apex
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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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|Noun||1.||conic projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles|
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
polyconic projection - a conic projection of a map having distances between meridians equal to those distances on a globe
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n (Geog) → Kegelprojektion or -abbildung f
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