Posts Tagged: mercator

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    Countries That Cry; Countries That Don’t (100% Mercator Free)

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    March the 5th 2013 marked the 501st birthday of Gerardus Mercator, whose map projection appears on virtually every web map you’ll find on the interwebs today. It appears he’s none too happy about the lack of royalties on this and so I felt compelled to use a projection for my next map which wasn’t Mercator’s…. Read more »

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    The Greenland Problem And Playing With Mercator’s Map

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    It seems that writing about map projections is a little bit like waiting for one of London’s iconic red buses; you write one and immediately another one comes along. As I mentioned in my last post, rightly or wrongly, the most commonly used map projection is the Mercator projection. It’s not without it’s problems or… Read more »

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    People Who Care About Map Projections … And People Who Don’t

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    Whenever you look at a map, be it on the web, on your mobile or on your wall there’s a compromise. The compromise is the map’s projection. Or to put it another way, the way in which the roughly spherical lump of rock we live on can be unwrapped and displayed in a flat, two… Read more »