The near-sided perspective projection simulates a view from a height \(h\) similar to how a satellite in orbit would see it.
|Classification||Azimuthal. Neither conformal nor equal area.|
|Available forms||Forward and inverse spherical projection|
|Defined area||Global, although for one hemisphere at a time.|
|Input type||Geodetic coordinates|
|Output type||Projected coordinates|
Height of the view point above the Earth and must be in the same units as the radius of the sphere or semimajor axis of the ellipsoid.