Definition of azimuthal projection in English:
A map projection in which a region of the earth is projected on to a plane tangential to the surface, usually at a pole or the equator.
- On the third floor of the Paris Observatory Cassini had laid out a planisphere, a map of the World using an azimuthal projection with the North Pole at the centre.
- For the azimuthal projections, you can rotate the projection plane by defining the vertical meridian.
- Many conical projections can be seen as azimuthal projections which have been split and partially unwound.
Definition of azimuthal projection in:
- US English dictionary
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