On the Azimuthal Equidistant projection, all distances are true when measured from one specific point. For example, if the projection is centered on the North Pole, all distances (and bearings) measured from the Pole are true. Distances between any other points cannot be measured. The map is useful especially for airline or broadcasting distances and bearings from a specific place. Shapes on this projection are better than those on equal-area maps but not as good as those on conformal maps.