Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary


What is a Conformal Projection?

A conformal projection is a map projection that favors preserving the shape of features on the map but may greatly distort the size of features.

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What is a conformal projection/conformal projection definition: Conformal projection world map created with Maptitude mapping software

This Mercator Conformal Projection map correctly shows the shapes of areas but greatly distorts the size of the areas, especially closer to the poles.