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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(ca) Projecció de Mercator · (cs) Mercatorovo zobrazení · (da) Mercatorprojektion · (de) Mercator-Projektion · (eo) Merkatora projekcio · (es) Proyección de Mercator · (fi) Mercatorin projektio · (fr) Projection de Mercator · (he) היטל מרקטור · (hi) मर्केटर प्रक्षेप · (hr) Mercatorova projekcija · (hu) Mercator-vetület · (id) Proyeksi Mercator · (it) Proiezione cilindrica centrografica modificata di Mercatore · (ja) メルカトル図法 · (ml) മെർക്കാറ്റർ പ്രക്ഷേപം · (nl) Mercatorprojectie · (no) Mercators projeksjon · (pl) Odwzorowanie walcowe równokątne · (pt) Projecção de Mercator · (ru) Проекция Меркатора · (sh) Mercatorova projekcija · (sr) Меркаторова пројекција · (sv) Mercators projektion · (tr) Merkatör projeksiyonu · (uk) Проекція Меркатора · (zh) 麥卡托投影法 · +/−
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Mercator projection 
map projection
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Instance of map projection
Time of discovery or invention
  • 1569
Authority control
GND ID: 4380201-1
BNE ID: XX4793961
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