Thursday, May 10, 2018

First NOAA nautical map in Mercator projection

Coast Survey experimented with the Mercator projection for chart 52 
in place of a polyconic projection that was predominant until 1910.

 1700 world map in Mercator (Moll)

Mercator projection is now the standard for nautical charting and is used for the majority of NOAA charts.

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