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Equidistant Conic

Name Equidistant Conic
Model Conic
Type Equidistant
Meridians Straight lines converging on polar axis
Parallels Arcs of concentric circles concave towards the pole
Spacing Meridians True spacing on standard parallels, decreasing towards the pole

Meridians and Parallels intersect at right angles

Spacing Parallels Spaced at true scale along the meridians
Linear Scale True scale along all meridians

True scale along standard parallel(s)

Specialties May have 1 or two standard parallels
Uses Atlas usage for mid-latitude areas

Regions of "a few" degrees of latitude only on one side of equator