oblique Mercator projection
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oblique Mercator projection[ə′blēk mər′kād·ər prə′jek·shən]
A conformal cylindrical map projection in which points on the surface of a sphere or spheroid, such as the earth, are conceived as developed by Mercator principles on a cylinder tangent along an oblique great circle. Also known as oblique cylindrical orthomorphic projection.
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