azimuthal map projection

azimuthal map projection

[‚az·ə′məth·əl ′map prə′jek·shən]
(mapping)
The transformation of a spherical representation of the earth's surface to a tangent or intersecting plane established perpendicular to a right line passing through the center of the spherical representation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.