What Is a Disadvantage of a Mercator Projection?

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The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection developed in 1569 by Gerardus Mercator as a navigation tool. One disadvantage of a Mercator projection is the distortion at high latitudes. Luckily, the distortion does not prevent the measurement of true distance.
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Distortion Wrong-sized countries
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distances near the poles are greatly distorted, making them look much larger. Source(s)
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The advantages are that it is good for naval
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A "mercator projection" is a display of the Earth onto a cylinder, making the areas that are farther from the equator look much larger.
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Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection that was presented by the Belgian geographer in the year 1569. Its ability to represent lines of constant course ...
A "mercator projection" is a display of the Earth onto a cylinder, making the areas that are farther from the equator look much larger. ...
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