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Albers equal-area conic projection

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  1. [cartography] A conformal, conic map projection designed to preserve the relative sizes of areas on a map. The Albers equal-area conic projection is particularly useful when mapping regions with significant variations in latitude, such as countries or continents, as it minimizes area distortion within the selected region. Devised in 1805 by German cartographer Heinrich C. Albers, it is also known as the Albers equal-area projection.

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