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\iteman{ZMATH 2007b.00475}
\itemau{Persson, Ulf}
\itemti{The Mercator projection. (Mercatorprojektionen.)}
\itemso{Normat. Nord. Mat. Tidskr. 55, No. 1, 15 (2007).}
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Summary: The Mercator projection is usually presented severely truncated in atlases, for obvious reasons as the earth is mapped onto an infinite strip. Surprisingly though a fairly modest truncation accomodates all of the earth except two coin-sized regions at the poles. In fact such a truncated map will be presented with the upper and lower extremes of the rectangle are scaled $1:1$.
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\itemcc{M50}
\itemut{cylindrical map projection; cartography; geography; earth sciences; mathematical applications}
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