Azimuthal projections are projections that are radially symmetric in all directions from the center point of the map, which can be thought of as being the tangent point on a globe from which projection takes place.

Some azimuthal projections are in fact *perspective projections*,
which can be constructed by following straight lines from some common origin from
each point on the globe to be mapped to a flat plane tangent at that the
center of the projection. The Gnomonic, Stereographic, and Orthographic projections
are in this category, while the Azimuthal Equidistant projection, and Lambert's
Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection are not.

- The Gnomonic Projection
- The Stereographic Projection
- The Azimuthal Equidistant Projection
- Lambert's Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection
- The Orthographic Projection
- Airy's Minimum-Error Azimuthal Projection

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