zenithal projection


zenithal projection
A projection of the graticule of the reduced earth onto a plane placed tangential to the reduced earth at a point. Depending on whether the point of tangency is the pole or the equator or some other point, they are referred to as a polar, equatorial, or oblique azimuthal projection. These are not true geometrical projections. Also called an azimuthal projection.
Zenithal projection.

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  • zenithal projection — noun (geography) A type of map projection in which the plane of projection is tangential to the sphere • • • Main Entry: ↑zenith * * * zenithal projection, map projection having all points in true compass direction from the center of the map;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zenithal projection — noun a map projection in which a part of the globe is projected on to a plane tangential to the centre of the part, showing the correct directions of all points from the centre …   English new terms dictionary

  • zenithal projection — /ˌzɛnəθəl prəˈdʒɛkʃən/ (say .zenuhthuhl pruh jekshuhn) noun → azimuthal projection …   Australian English dictionary

  • zenithal — adj. of or relating to a zenith. Phrases and idioms: zenithal projection a projection of part of a globe on to a plane tangential to the centre of the part, showing the correct directions of all points from the centre …   Useful english dictionary

  • zenithal equidistant projection. — See azimuthal equidistant projection. * * * …   Universalium

  • zenithal equidistant projection — noun : azimuthal equidistant projection …   Useful english dictionary

  • zenithal equidistant projection. — See azimuthal equidistant projection …   Useful english dictionary

  • azimuthal projection — A projection of the graticule of the reduced earth onto a plane placed tangential to the reduced earth at a point. Depending on whether the point of tangency is the pole, the equator, or some other point, it is called polar, equatorial, or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • azimuthal projection — /æzəˌmjuθəl prəˈdʒɛkʃən/ (say azuh.myoohthuhl pruh jekshuhn) noun a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth s surface on to a tangent plane surface; zenithal projection …   Australian English dictionary

  • azimuthal projection — noun A zenithal projection • • • Main Entry: ↑azimuth …   Useful english dictionary


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