Definition of azimuthal projection in English:

azimuthal projection

Syllabification: az·i·muth·al pro·jec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌazəˈməTHəl prəˈjekSHən


  • A map projection in which a region of the earth is projected onto a plane tangential to the surface, typically at a pole or the equator.
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    • 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.

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