What type of map is best suited for maritime navigation A Mercator projector B Conic projector C Geologic D Topographic?
its between Topographic and mercator projection
The Mercator projection has straight meridians and parallels that intersect at right angles. Scale is true at the equator or at two standard parallels equidistant from the equator. The projection is often used for marine navigation because all straight lines on the map are lines of constant azimuth.
Mercator: Mercator projection works very poorly in polar regions and becomes undefined at the north and south poles. Historically Mercator is interesting because it is one of the oldest map projections to be used. Christopher Columbus used the Mercator projection in his travels to the new world. This projection is often used in navigation because any straight line is a rhumb line (a line of constant direction). Parallels of latitude and longitude are straight. Features…
yes ,Mercator Robinson and conic projections differ because Mercator Robinson is not true it`s Mercator projection . Mercator projections are the grid is rectangular and lines of latitude and longitude are all parallel. conic projections are a map projections of the globe onto a cone with its points over one of the earth`s poles
The Mercator projection World Map is the chart which is most distorted in the polar regions. Originally developed in the mid sixteenth century it was the most popular map for marine navigators for over 400 years. It is still useful for navigation at sea but has been supplanted by newer projections, especially after the advent of aviation navigation.
Mercator is the Latin word for "merchant; trader", from the verb mercari, "to buy; to trade". It is also the Latinized name of the 16th-century Flemish cartographer Gerard de Kremer (Gerardus Mercator), who invented the Mercator projection (a method of representing the spherical surface of the earth on a flat rectangular map).
A map projection simply is a representation of the round, 3D surface of the earth onto a flat, 2D map. There are different map projections such as Mercator and Robinson each of which have advantages and disadvantages. The appropriate projection for a map depends on the scale of the map and the purposes for which it will be used. For example, a Mercator projection has straight rhumb lines and is therefore excellent for navigation, because…