# 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 |

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