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Lambert Conformal Conic

Name Lambert Conformal Conic
Model Conic
Type Conformal
Meridians Straight lines converging at a pole
Parallels Arcs of concentric circles concave toward a pole
Spacing Meridian True on the standard parallels and decreases towards the pole

Intersect parallels at right angles

Spacing Parallels Increases away from the standard parallels

Decreases between standard parallels

Linear Scale True on standard parallels

2.5% maximum scale error on U.S. (33N & 45N)

Specialties May have 1 or two standard parallels
Uses Extensively used by about half of the States in the U.S. (U.S. State Planes)

Area of interest has a predominantly East-West extent

Large countries in the mid latitudes