# 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 |

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