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Aspect of Map Projections Map Projection
The aspect of a map projection describes, how a mapping surface is aligned. The name of the aspect is given based on the orientation of the axis of the mapping surface with the axis of the Earth. In literature, also other terms are used (see e.g. [Goussinsky 1951, Lee 1944, Richardus/Alder 1974, Snyder 1987]).
  • normal or direct aspect (axis parallel to the Earth axis)
  • transversal aspect (axis parallel to the equator plane)
  • oblique aspect (axis with any direction)
mapping surfaces: their shape, aspect and coincidence [Voser 2003]