Mercator map projection


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Mercator map projection:

see map projectionmap projection,
transfer of the features of the surface of the earth or another spherical body onto a flat sheet of paper. Only a globe can represent accurately the shape, orientation, and relative area of the earth's surface features; any projection produces distortion with
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Mercator map projection

Mercator map projection
The mercator projection.
A conformal cylindrical map projection in which the surface of a sphere or spheroid, such as the earth, is conceived as developed on a cylinder tangent along the equator; meridians appear as equally spaced vertical lines; and parallels appear as horizontal lines drawn farther apart as the latitude increases, such that the correct relationship between the latitude and the longitude scales at any point is maintained.