# Azimuthal Equidistant

Name | Azimuthal Equidistant |

Model | Azimuthal |

Type | Equidistant |

Meridians | Polar: Straight lines radiating from point of tangency Oblique: Complex curves concave toward straight central meridian Equatorial: complex curves concave toward a straight central meridian |

Parallels | Polar: Concentric circles Oblique: Complex curves Equatorial: Complex curves concave toward nearest pole (straight equator) |

Spacing Meridian | Polar: Equal and increases away from point of tangency |

Spacing Parallels | Polar: Equidistant |

Linear Scale | Polar: True from point of tangency along meridians Oblique: True from point of tangency Equatorial: True from point of tangency |

Specialties | Angular and area distortion increases away from point of tangency True distance can be measured from point of tangency to any other point |

Uses | Used for displaying less than one hemisphere Polar aspect used for emblem of United Nations |

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