conformal projection

noun Cartography.
a map projection in which angles formed by lines are preserved: a map made using this projection preserves the shape of any small area. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
However, being a conformal projection, angles and shapes within any small area are essentially true.
By choosing a limited area and a conformal projection, this is accomplished.
When scale and shapes are of primary importance a conformal projection is used, but constant scale cannot be maintained.
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