Azimuthal Projection

A map projection on which the azimuths of all points are shown correctly with respect to the center (Snyder 1987, p. 4). A plane tangent to one of the Earth's poles is the basis for polar azimuthal projection. The term "zenithal" is an older one for azimuthal projections (Hinks 1921, Lee 1944).

See also

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection, Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection, Orthographic Projection, Stereographic Projection

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Hinks, A. R. Map Projections, 2nd rev. ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1921.Lee, L. P. "The Nomenclature and Classification of Map Projections." Empire Survey Rev. 7, 190-200, 1944.Snyder, J. P. Map Projections--A Working Manual. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1987.

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