azimuth equidistant projection

A nonperspective map projection drawn in such a way that all distances from the point of tangency are correct to scale. Bearings are correct only when measured from the origin. Areas are not equal. Great circles are straight lines only if they pass through the origin, while rhumb lines are curved.

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