Mercator definition

  • others:
    • Mercator, Gerhardus Originally Gerhard Kremer. 1512-1594. Flemish cartographer just who developed the Mercator projection (1568).
  • noun:
    • Pertaining to an orthomorphic map projection, by which meridians appear at right-angles into the equator, and lines of latitude are horizontal outlines whoever distance from both increases with length from equator.
    • Such a projection or chart.
    • Flemish geographer whom lived-in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of world (1512-1594)

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