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Standard Parallel

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Standard Parallel - definition(s)

standard parallel - [map projections] The line of latitude in a conic or cylindrical projection in normal aspect where the projection surface touches the globe. A tangent conic or cylindrical projection has one standard parallel, while a secant conic or cylindrical projection has two. At the standard parallel, the projection shows no distortion.

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Source: esri, 30 August 2012 07:56:40, External 

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