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Mercator projection

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
Mercator projectionMer‧ca‧tor pro‧jec‧tion /məˌkeɪtə prəˈdʒekʃən $ mərˌkeɪtər-/ (also Mercator’s projection) noun [singular]  SGthe usual way a map of the world is drawn
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Mercator projectionOn a Mercator projection, Great Circle routes appear as curves.Many people have a mental map of the world which corresponds approximately to the Mercator projection.The Mercator projection and the Zenithal Equal-area projection are shown in the form of screen dumps in Figure 4.7.The Mercator projection gives a popular, rectilinear picture of the Earth's surface but grossly exaggerates dimensions near the poles.
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