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Proceedings of the ICA
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Articles | Volume 4
03 Dec 2021
 | 03 Dec 2021

Conic Projections with Three or More Standard Parallels

Miljenko Lapaine

Keywords: map projection, conic projection, standard parallel

Abstract. The basic property of all map projections is the distribution of inevitable distortions. Conic projections with one or two standard parallels are mentioned in the literature. These are parallels with the property that the distortion of length, area and angles equals zero at each of their points. It turns out that there are conic projections with no standard parallels, as well as those with more than two standard parallels. Such projections exist not only in theory, but examples of such projections can also be constructed.

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