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.
English: Pay attention, this is assorted inverse:
- Category:Maps by projection
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system (1 C, 19 F)
Media in category "Mercator projections"
The following 37 files are in this category, out of 37 total.
- Mercator 1569.png 811 KB
- Tissot mercator.png 47 KB
- Cyl proj scale merc.svg 36 KB
- Mercator and angles.svg 54 KB
- Mercator and Etzlaub.png 157 KB
- Mercator and shapes.svg 77 KB
- Mercator projection ar.png 286 KB
- Mercator scale plot.svg 47 KB
- Mercator y plot.svg 82 KB
- Netzentwuerfe.png 242 KB
- Transversal Mercator 0.jpg 834 KB
- Transversal Mercator 45E.jpg 850 KB
- Usgs map mercator-ko.svg 525 KB
- Usgs map mercator.svg 525 KB
- Vergrotende breedte.PNG 23 KB
- Worldmap-Mercator.jpg 23 KB