Homolographic projection
Homolographic Hom`o*lo*graph"ic, a. [Homo- + Gr. "o`los whole + -graph + -ic; but cf. F. homalographique, Gr. ? even, level.] Preserving the mutual relations of parts, especially as to size and form; maintaining relative proportion. [1913 Webster]

{Homolographic projection}, a method of constructing geographical charts or maps, so that the surfaces, as delineated on a plane, have the same relative size as the real surfaces; that is, so that the relative actual areas of the different countries are accurately represented by the corresponding portions of the map. [1913 Webster]


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  • homolographic projection — n. a type of equal area map projection …   English World dictionary

  • homolographic projection — noun : an equal area map projection compare mollweide projection * * * Cartog. an equal area projection in which the proportion between regions of unequal area is correctly shown. Also called Mollweide projection. [1860 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • homolographic projection — Cartog. an equal area projection in which the proportion between regions of unequal area is correctly shown. Also called Mollweide projection. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Homolographic — Hom o*lo*graph ic, a. [Homo + Gr. o los whole + graph + ic; but cf. F. homalographique, Gr. ? even, level.] Preserving the mutual relations of parts, especially as to size and form; maintaining relative proportion. [1913 Webster] {Homolographic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mollweide projection — of the world …   Wikipedia

  • Goode homolosine projection — The Goode homolosine projection (or interrupted Goode homolosine projection) is an interrupted, pseudocylindrical, equal area, composite map projection used for world maps. Its equal area property makes it useful for faster data representation.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mollweide projection — /mawl vuy deuh/. See homolographic projection. [1935 40; named after K. B. Mollweide (1774 1825), German astronomer and mathematician] * * * …   Universalium

  • homolosine projection — noun an equal area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents • Hypernyms: ↑equal area projection, ↑equal area map projection * * * hōˈmäləˌsīn noun Etymology: homolographic + sine : an …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moll|wei|de projection — «ML VY duh», a type of homolographic map projection in which the surface of the earth is represented as an ellipse, with the equator and parallels of latitude as straight lines. ╂[< Karl Mollweide, 1774 1825, a German mathematician and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • homolosine projection — [hō mäl′ə sīn΄, hō mäl′əsēn΄, hō mäl′əsin; həmäl′ə sīn΄, həmäl′ə sēn΄, həmäl′ə sin] n. [< Gr homalos (akin to homos, SAME) + SINE1] a map of the earth s surface combining certain features of homolographic and sinusoidal projections so as to… …   English World dictionary

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