Definitions for gerardus mercator
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Mercator, Gerardus Mercator, Gerhard Kremer(noun)
Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
Gerardus Mercator was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term Atlas for a collection of maps.
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