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Name Mercator
Model Cylindrical
Type Conformal
Meridians Straight3 and parallel
Parallels Straight and parallel
Spacing Meridian Equal
Spacing Parallels Increases away from equator
Linear Scale True along equator only OR along two parallels equidistant from the equator
Specialties Any straight line is a Rhumb line, Enlargement of AREA is extreme away from the equator, Poles cannot be represented
Uses Excellent for equatorial regions


Nautical mapping standard

Reasonably accurate within 15° band along line of tangency