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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 ...
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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 ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa031599.htm
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.
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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.
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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  ...
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blmercator.htm
Gerardus Mercator - Geography - About.com
He devised a design format for geographic maps, now called Mercator projection, for his 1569 world map. (Photo from Stock Montage / Contributor / Getty ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/fl/Gerardus-Mercator.htm
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 ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/John-Paul-Goode.htm
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?
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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 ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/greatcircle.htm
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 ...
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/ucmaps.htm
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