GRAPHICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE GNOMONIC MAP PROJECTION

John P. Snyder

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Abstract: The gnomonic map is plotted by projecting the latitudes and longitudes of the earth’s surface from the center of the globe onto a tangent plane. If we assume a spherical earth, this azimuthal projection will show all great-circle paths as straight lines, but less than one hemisphere can be shown on a single map, and the distortion in shape and area is considerable over much of the map.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 1
Pages: 2 - 5
Cite this article: Snyder, John P., "GRAPHICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE GNOMONIC MAP PROJECTION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1949, pp. 2-5.
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