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April 8th, 2011


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12:34 pm - Projection distortion
The Mercator projection is named after... Gerard de Kremer. “Mercator” is the Latinized version of his name, not the one he was born with.

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From:ccjohn
Date:April 8th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)

sic

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Wow. Always liked the M.P. Haven't heard it mentioned since I took Oceans, undergrad.
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From:gaal
Date:April 8th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)

Re: sic

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It is an important projection historically, of course, but it has serious problems, as wonderfully illustrated here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2dvERM

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