mercator's projection definition

  • noun:
    • a mode of representing the world where the meridians tend to be drawn parallel to each other, as well as the parallels of latitude are straight outlines whose distance from both increases due to their length from the equator, making sure that after all locations the degrees of latitude and longitude need one another the same proportion as on the sphere itself.
    • a map projection of this earth onto a cylinder; areas appear higher the farther they are from equator

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