cylindrical projection

      in cartography, any of numerous map projections of the terrestrial sphere on the surface of a cylinder that is then unrolled as a plane. Originally, this and other map projections were achieved by a systematic method of drawing the Earth's meridians and latitudes on the flat surface. But this method produces distortion, so a map projection today may be created using any of a number of mathematical methods. The familiar Mercator projection (q.v.) is a cylindrical projection.

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