azimuthal projection


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azimuthal projection

azimuthal projection
Azimuthal.
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 oblique azimuthal projection. Also called zenithal projection.
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An obvious thought is now to take a normal azimuthal projection and redraw it with meridians as equidistant, straight parallel lines as Craig did for his retro-azimuthal projection.
For example, consider the first sentence of the appendix to the paper "Some Notes on Azimuthal Projections" (Tobler 1959b, Appendix B): "A photograph of the earth taken by a camera mounted in a satellite may be considered to be a map, and in particular a map whose geometry is identical to an azimuthal projection.
1981) adapted an azimuthal projection to map Phobos and Deimos.