conic projection

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Synonyms for conic projection

a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles

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Re-projection of a 1-m resolution aerial image between Albers Equal Area Conic projection and UTM projection (Zone 17) using geographic coordinates as an intermediate step.
1 supports additional datum and projections, including the Albers Equal Area Conic projection.
In book 2 of his Geography, he described two methods for mapping a spherical surface on a plane without excessive distortion: Both are conic projections that avoid the distortion inherent in simple rectangular projections (such as the familiar Mercator maps, on which Greenland is the size of South America), and preserve the appearance of a partial globe.