globular projection


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Globular \Glob"u*lar\, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.]
   Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical,
   or nearly so; as, globular atoms. --Milton.
   [1913 Webster]

   Globular chart, a chart of the earth's surface constructed
      on the principles of the globular projection.

   Globular projection (Map Projection), a perspective
      projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane
      parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight
      being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the
      opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the
      sphere into the sine of 45[deg].

   Globular sailing, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or
      so as to make the shortest distance between two places;
      circular sailing.
      [1913 Webster]
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