(chiefly ) Pertaining to an orthomorphic map projection, in which meridians appear at right-angles to the equator, and lines of latitude are horizontal lines whose distance from each other increases with distance from the equator.
Such a projection or chart.
- Gerhard Kremer
- Gerardus Mercator
Origin of Mercator
Latinized name of Gerard de Cremer, Flemish cartographer and mathematician.
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