Isocolons

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Isocolons

 

(from “iso” and the Greek kolos, “fractured”, “mutilated”), lines of equal distortion that are used in the study and selection of a map projection. They are sometimes entered on maps to show the magnitude of distortion. A distinction is made among isocolons of particular scales, isocolons of areas, and other types.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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