Mercator's chart
Mercator's chart \Mer*ca"tor's chart"\ See under {Chart}, and see {Mercator's projection}, under {Projection}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mercator's chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mercator's chart — Mer|ca|tor chart or Mercator s chart «mur KAY tuhr», a chart made according to Mercator projection: »A Mercator chart represents the meridians and parallels of latitude as straight lines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chart — (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is arranged in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mercator projection — of the world between 82°S and 82°N. Mercator world …   Wikipedia

  • MERCATOR, Gerardus — (1512 1594) Gerardus Mercator, a transforming figure in the history of cartography, de­vised the projection that bears his name when he created his world map of 1569 that revolutionized both mapmaking and, by extension, the way people came to… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Mercator , Gerardus — (1512–1594) Dutch cartographer and geographer Mercator, originally named Kremer, was born at Rupelmonde, now in Belgium. At the University of Louvain (1530–32) he was a pupil of Gemma Frisius. After learning the basic skills of an instrument… …   Scientists

  • Mercator projection — Cartography. a conformal projection on which any rhumb line is represented as a straight line, used chiefly in navigation, though the scale varies with latitude and areal size and the shapes of large areas are greatly distorted. Also, Mercator s… …   Universalium

  • Globular chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliographic chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plane chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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