Glossary for Geospatial Science

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conic projections:  This group includes projections that are constructed by placing a cone tangent to the globe along a standard parallel in the mid latitudes, or in the case of a polyconic projection, placing a cone secant to two (or more) standard parallels.  Conic projections are commonly used to depict hemispheres or smaller portions of the earth’s surface.