- Lambert conformal conic projection
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**Lambert conformal conic projection**(**LCC**) is a conicmap projection , which is often used foraeronautical chart s. In essence, the projection superimposes a cone over the sphere of the Earth, with two reference parallels secant to the globe and intersecting it. This minimizes distortion from projecting a three dimensional surface to a two-dimensional surface. Distortion is least along the standard parallels, and increases further from the chosen parallels. As the name indicates, maps using this projection are conformal.Pilots favor these charts because a straight line drawn on a Lambert conformal conic projection approximates a great-circle route between endpoints.

**External links*** [

*http://www.radicalcartography.net/?projectionref Table of examples and properties of all common projections*] , from radicalcartography.net

* [*http://www.uff.br/mapprojections/LambertConformalConic_en.html An interactive Java Applet to study the metric deformations of the Lambert Conformal Conic Projection*]

* [*http://www.environment.gov.au/erin/tools/lam2geo-gda.html Convert Lambert coordinates to Geographicals*]

* [*http://www.environment.gov.au/erin/tools/geo2lam-gda.html Convert Geographic coordinates to Lambert*]

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