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gnomonic projection

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  • n. A mapping projection in which all great circle paths (on a sphere the shortest path between points) are shown as straight lines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a projection of the circles of the sphere, in which the point of sight is taken at the center of the sphere, and the principal plane is tangent to the surface of the sphere.

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