[talk-ph] Today is the 500th birthday of Gerardus Mercator

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 02:28:19 GMT 2012


An article about Gerardus and his projection:
http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/03/05/mercators-500th-birthday/

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerardus_Mercator
>
> Gerardus Mercator was born on March 5, 1512 in Rupelmonde in what is
> now Belgium.
>
> He is primarily known as the cartographer who invented the Mercator
> projection, of which the spherical variant is used by various online
> map websites like Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, and of course,
> OpenStreetMap.
>
> In addition, Merkaartor, one of the main OSM editors is also named after him.
>
> :-)
>
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