Definition of conical projection in English:

conical projection

Line breaks: con|ic¦al pro|jec¦tion
(also conic projection)


  • A map projection in which an area of the earth is projected on to a cone, of which the vertex is usually above one of the poles.
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    • Among his other achievements was the fact that he invented the conical projection, an important projection of the sphere onto a plane which is used in cartography.
    • With south oriented at its top, scales of latitude, and a complex conical projection, this was a cutting-edge world map.
    • His maps were the first known to use conic projections.

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