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Cassini Soldner Projection

The Cassini Soldner projection is the ellipsoidal version of the Cassini projection for the sphere. It is not conformal but as it is relatively simple to construct it was extensively used in the last century and is still useful for mapping areas with limited longitudinal extent. It has now largely been replaced by the conformal Transverse Mercator which it resembles. Like this, it has a straight central meridian along which the scale is true, all other meridians and parallels are curved, and the scale distortion increases rapidly with increasing distance from the central meridian.

Cassini Soldner Projection
Cassini Soldner Projection


Required Parameters

To convert Cassini Soldner coordinates, the following parameters have to be set: