equal-area map projection


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equal-area map projection

[¦ē·kwəl ¦er·ēə ′map prə‚jek·shən]
(mapping)
A map projection having a constant area scale; it is not conformal and is not used for navigation. Also known as authalic map projection; equivalent map projection.
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