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Mercator Projection - Geography - About.com
The Mercator projection was developed in 1569 by Gerardus Mercator as a navigation tool. Like the Peters map, the grid is rectangular and lines of latitude and ...
Peters Projection vs. Mercator Projection - Geography - About.com
A discussion of the Peters projection map and its supposed invention by Dr. Arno Peters and the controversy surrounding the Peters map.
Map Projections - Geography - About.com
Geradus Mercator invented his famous projection in 1569 as an aid to navigators. On his map, lines of latitude and longitude intersect at right angles and thus ...
Alternatives to the Mercator Projection and Peters Projection
A discussion of the available alternatives to the rectangular coordinate maps such as the Mercator Projection and the Peters Projection.
Gerardus Mercator - Inventors - About.com
For example, the basic Mercator projection is unique; it yields the only map on which a straight line drawn anywhere within its bounds shows a particular type of  ...
John Paul Goode - Geography - About.com
At the 1908 meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Goode described the Mercator Projection as "evil." Goode knew that a different map projection ...
Do Maps Create or Represent Reality? - Geography - About.com
Apr 27, 2002 ... Among a multitude of options, there are a few that stand out as the most recognized projections; these include the Mercator, the Peters, the ...
More Map Jokes - Humor - Geography
Q. A Mercator, Lambert Conformal, and Homolosine projection met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Only the Homolsine Projection went on to heaven. Why?
Great Circles - Definition and Examples in Geography
These straight lines are then often plotted on a map with the Mercator projection for use in navigation because it follows true compass directions and is therefore ...
Gerardus Mercator - Geography - About.com
Gerardus Mercator was a Flemish cartographer, philosopher and geographer who was best known for his creation of the Mercator map projection. On the ...
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