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Tangent Projection

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Tangent Projection - definition(s)

tangent projection - [map projections] A projection whose surface touches the globe's without piercing it. A tangent planar projection touches the globe at one point, while tangent conic and cylindrical projections touch the globe along a line. At the point or line of tangency, the projection is free from distortion.

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Source: esri, 08 September 2012 09:08:07, External 

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