Category:Mercator projections

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English: The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. It became the standard map projection for nautical purposes because of its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines or loxodromes, as straight segments. While the linear scale is equal in all directions around any point, thus preserving the angles and the shapes of small objects (which makes the projection conformal), the Mercator projection distorts the size and shape of large objects, as the scale increases from the equator to the poles, where it becomes infinite.
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proyección de Mercator; 麥卡托投影法; Mercator-vetület; Mercator-vörpun; Mercatorren proiekzio; proyeición de Mercator; проекция Меркатора; Mercator-Projektion; teilgean Mercator; Меркаторова пројекција; 麥卡托投影法; Mercatorprojektion; მერკატორის პროექცია; メルカトル図法; Mercatorova projekcija; Mercators projektion; 麦卡托投影法; היטל מרקטור; Proiectio Mercatoris; 麥卡托投影法; 麦卡托投影法; Մերկատորի պրոյեկցիա; 메르카토르 도법; Mercator projection; Merkatora projekcio; Mercatorovo zobrazení; மெர்காதோர் வீழல்; proiezione cilindrica centrografica modificata di Mercatore; মারকেটর অভিক্ষেপ; projection de Mercator; मर्केटर प्रक्षेप; праекцыя Мэркатара; projecção de Mercator; Mercatorprojectie; projecció de Mercator; سیستم تصویر مرکاتور; മെർക്കാറ്റർ പ്രക്ഷേപം; unjuran Mercator; phép chiếu Mercator; proyeksi Mercator; Merkatör projeksiyonu; Mercatorin projektio; Меркаторова пројекција; 麥卡托投影法; proyeksiyong Mercator; Merkatorova projekcija; 麦卡托投影法; เส้นโครงแผนที่แบบเมอร์เคเตอร์; odwzorowanie walcowe równokątne; Merkatorprojeksjon; 麥卡托投影法; Меркаторова проекция; Меркаторова проекција; projeccion de Mercator; Mercatorova projekcija; Proxección de Mercator; إسقاط مركاتور; μερκατορική προβολή; проекція Меркатора; proyección cartográfica; 角度が正しい地図; egy hengeres térképészeti vetület; цыліндрычная картаграфічная праекцыя, вынайдзеная Герардам Мэркатарам у 1569 годзе; proiezione cartografica; hoekgetrouwe kaartprojectie; Projeção cartográfica; mapa projekcio inventita de Gerardo Merkatoro en 1569; Zylinderprojektion; phép chiếu bản đồ hình trụ tạo bởi Geradus Mercator năm 1569; cylindrical map projection invented by Gerardus Mercator in 1569; إسقاط خرائطي أسطواني اخترعه جيراردوس مركاتور في 1569; цилиндрична картографска проекција измислена од Герард Меркатор во 1569 г.; projection cylindrique tangente à l'équateur du globe terrestre sur une carte plane formalisée par le géographe flamand, Gerardus Mercator en 1569; proyeccion de Mercator; proyeccion Mercator; proyección Mercator; projection Mercator; projecció mercator; Mercatorentwurf; Mercatorkarte; Merkator-Projektion; Mercatorprojektion; Mercator; projecção cilíndrica de mercator; planisfério de mercator; projeção cilíndrica de mercator; projeção de Mercator; 墨卡托投影; 麥卡托投影; 墨卡托投影法; 正軸等角圓柱投影; 圓柱投影法; Ваљкаста конформна пројекција; Mercator Projeksiyonu; 正角円筒図法; メルカトール図法; Mercatorprojektionen; Mercatorprojektion; Mercator-projektion; mapa Merkatora; odwzorowanie Mercatora; Mercators projeksjon; Vergrotende breedtekaart; Normale conforme projectie; Wassende kaart; Меркаторовская проекция; Меркатора проекция; carta di Mercatore; proiezione di Mercatore; 정각원통도법; 점장도법; Cylindrical conformal projection; universal transverse Mercator; projekcio de Merkatoro; Merkátorová projekce; Merkátorové zobrazení; Mercatorin karttaprojektio; Mercator-projektio
Mercator projection 
cylindrical map projection invented by Gerardus Mercator in 1569
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relation between the Mercator projection and the true size of each country
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