cylindrical map projection

cylindrical map projection

[sə′lin·drə·kəl ′map prə‚jek·shən]
(mapping)
A map projection produced by projecting the geographic meridians and parallels onto a cylinder which is tangent to (or intersects) the surface of a sphere, and then developing the cylinder into a plane.
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Such systematic orbits and nadir-only imaging allowed for elegant conic or cylindrical map projection solutions showing the ground-projected satellite tracks (Snyder 1987).