Conic Projections


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Conic Projections

 

cartographic projections in which the parallels are represented by concentric circles and the meridians by orthogonal straight lines. In conic projections, distortions do not depend on longitude. They are especially suitable for areas extending along the parallels. Maps of the USSR are frequently compiled using conic projections with equal angles and intervals.