conformal map projection

conformal map projection

[kən′fȯr·məl ′map prə′jek·shən]
(mapping)
A map projection on which the shape of any small area of the surface mapped is preserved unchanged. Also known as orthomorphic map projection.
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First, a conformal map projection for a "smooth" surface was developed by Gauss and Riemann 150 years ago; however, the methodology of developing a conformal map projection has not been explored sufficiently over the years.
A geographic information system (GIS) specialist first thinks about the catalogue of conformal map projections, unprojection, geographic datum transformation, and reprojection with various software packages.
Another aspect that has to be considered is that conformal map projections often include quite complicated mathematics.