gnomonic projection definition

  • noun:
    • A mapping projection in which all great-circle routes (on a sphere the shortest path between points) are shown as straight outlines.
  • adjective:
    • a projection associated with the sectors associated with the world, when the point of picture is taken within center for the world, plus the main plane is tangent towards surface associated with the sphere.
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