Saturday, 21 March 2009

Gerardus Mercator

Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) was a Flemish cartographer who in his quest to make the world “look right” on the maps developed new projection (called Mercator projection) using mathematical formulas. From then on, the image of the world that he produced on his map from 1569 becomes a conventional view of the world that we are accustomed today.


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