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Littrow projection
« on: March 11, 2015, 10:46:40 AM »
Littrow projection


Littrow projection of partial hemisphere
The Littrow projection is a map projection developed by Joseph Johannn von Littrow in 1833. It is the only conformal, retroazimuthal map projection. As a retroazimuthal projection, the Littrow shows directions, or azimuths, correctly from any point to the center of the map.

Patrick Weir of the British Merchant Navy independently reinvented the projection in 1890, after which it began to see more frequent use as recognition of its retroazimuthal property spread. Maps based on the Littrow projection are sometimes referred to as Weir Azimuth diagrams.[1]

The projection transforms from latitude φ and longitude λ to map coordinates x and y via the following equations:[2]

x = R \frac {\sin \left(\lambda - \lambda_0\right)}{\cos \varphi}
y = R \cos \left(\lambda - \lambda_0\right) \tan \varphi
where R is the radius of the globe to be projected and λ₀ is the longitude desired for the center point.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littrow_projection

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Re: Littrow projection
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 04:56:12 PM »
Maps based on the Littrow projection are sometimes referred to as Weir Azimuth diagrams
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