conformal projection


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conformal projection

A map projection on which the shape of any small area of the surface mapped is preserved unchanged, and all angles around any point are correctly represented. The scale, however, varies with the distance from that point. Also called an orthomorphic map projection.
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At the railroad station, the crate was handled, not with deliberate roughness, but with such carelessness that it half- slipped out of a baggage-man's hands, capsized sidewise, and was caught when it was past the man's knees but before it struck the cement floor.
said Del Mar a little later to Michael, having strolled down the platform to where the crate was piled on a truck with other baggage destined for the train.
Half a dozen greyhounds were crammed into larger crates that were anything save large enough.
Then they were loaded off in some large city, and Michael continued on in greater quietness and comfort, although his injured foot still hurt and was bruised afresh whenever his crate was moved about in the car.
Four men gingerly carried the crate from the wagon into a small, high-walled back yard.
Sure," the man replied, driving the hatchet into the crate for a pry.
Answers to the name of Buck,' " the man soliloquized, quoting from the saloon-keeper's letter which had announced the consignment of the crate and contents.
As the days went by, other dogs came, in crates and at the ends of ropes, some docilely, and some raging and roaring as he had come; and, one and all, he watched them pass under the dominion of the man in the red sweater.
This is a feature of a conformal projection, such as the stereographic, which preserves the shapes of small islands on Earth or of constellations in the sky.

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