# Mercator And Gall Peters Map Projections

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### Who designed the Mercator Map?

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Will.i.am

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Gerardus Mercator

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William Mercator

B. Gerardus Mercator
Explanation
Gerardus Mercator is the correct answer for the question. He was a Flemish cartographer and geographer who is known for his creation of the Mercator projection, a cylindrical map projection that became widely used for navigation. The Mercator projection is still commonly used today, particularly for navigation purposes, as it preserves straight lines and shapes but distorts the size of landmasses towards the poles. Will.i.am, Gerradus Mercator, and William Mercator are incorrect options as they are not associated with the design of the Mercator Map.

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### Why were Mercator Maps widely used

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It was easier for sailors to travel because it preserved 90 degree angles.

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What other choice was there?

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It was easier to zoom in on

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It was the best map for navigating the Americas

A. It was easier for sailors to travel because it preserved 90 degree angles.
Explanation
Mercator Maps were widely used because they preserved 90 degree angles, making it easier for sailors to navigate. The straight lines of latitude and longitude on the Mercator projection allowed sailors to plot their course accurately and calculate distances more easily. This made it a preferred choice for navigation, especially during the Age of Exploration when sailors were exploring new territories and needed precise maps. Additionally, the Mercator projection was also useful for representing the entire world on a flat surface, making it a practical choice for general map use.

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### In which country was the Mercator Map invented?

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The Netherlands

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Flanders

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Belgium

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France

A. The Netherlands
Explanation
The Mercator Map was invented in The Netherlands. This map projection was developed by Gerardus Mercator in 1569 and became widely used for navigation purposes. It is known for its distortion of size and shape, particularly towards the poles, but it greatly improved navigation accuracy for sailors during that time.

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### Who made the Gull Peters?

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I did

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Dr. Gull

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James Gull Peters

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Gull Peters

C. James Gull Peters
Explanation
The person who made the Gull Peters is James Gull Peters.

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### What is the Gull Peters?

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A second map That Mercator made.

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I don't care

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A map that accurately shows you the shape and size of the land masses

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A map projection based off the Mercator Map

D. A map projection based off the Mercator Map
Explanation
The Gull Peters is a map projection based off the Mercator Map. This means that it is a way of representing the Earth's surface on a flat map that is derived from the Mercator projection. The Gull Peters projection aims to accurately show the shape and size of the land masses, unlike the Mercator projection which distorts the size of objects as they get farther from the equator.

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### How can we make a better map with 3D Printing?

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We can scale the size of the land masses to the map and still preserve the size

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We can't

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We could be able to show different geographical features

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We could reverse the poles of the Earth

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We could be able to accurately preserve the shape of the continents on Tinkercad

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It's a better alternative of the globe seeing as anyone can design it

A. We can scale the size of the land masses to the map and still preserve the size
C. We could be able to show different geographical features
F. It's a better alternative of the globe seeing as anyone can design it
Explanation
3D printing allows for the creation of more detailed and accurate maps compared to traditional methods. By scaling the size of the land masses on the map, we can still preserve their relative sizes and proportions. This allows for a more realistic representation of geographical features. Additionally, 3D printing allows for the inclusion of different geographical features such as mountains, rivers, and valleys, enhancing the map's visual and informational value. Lastly, 3D printed maps offer a better alternative to globes as they can be easily designed and customized by anyone, making them more accessible and versatile.

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### Which map is this?

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Cassini-Soldner Projection

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The Mercator Map Projection

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Peirce Quincuncial Projection

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The Gull Peters

A. Cassini-Soldner Projection
Explanation
The Cassini-Soldner Projection is a map projection that is centered on a specific point on the Earth's surface. It is a cylindrical projection that maintains accurate distances and shapes along the central meridian, but distorts them as you move away from the center. This projection is commonly used for small-scale maps of regions or countries. It is not the Mercator Map Projection, which is a cylindrical projection that distorts shapes and sizes as you move away from the equator. It is also not the Peirce Quincuncial Projection or the Gull Peters Projection, which are different types of map projections altogether.

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### What map is this?

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Peirce Quincuncial Projection

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Cassini-Soldner Projection

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The Winkel Tipel Projection

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The Mercator Map Projection

D. The Mercator Map Projection
Explanation
The Mercator Map Projection is the correct answer because it is a cylindrical projection that preserves the shape of landmasses accurately, but distorts their size as they move away from the equator. This projection is commonly used for navigation purposes since it allows for straight lines to represent constant compass bearings, making it easier to navigate on a flat map. However, it exaggerates the size of landmasses near the poles, leading to a distorted perception of the true size of countries and continents.

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### What type of map projection is this map?

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Cassini-Soldner Projection

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Boggs Eumorphic Projection

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The Gull Peters

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Peirce Quincuncial Projection

B. Boggs Eumorphic Projection
Explanation
The Boggs Eumorphic Projection is a type of map projection that aims to minimize distortion in both shape and size. It is a pseudocylindrical projection, meaning that it maintains the shape of landmasses but distorts their size. This projection is often used for world maps as it provides a compromise between preserving the shape of landmasses and minimizing size distortion.

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### The capital of Mozambique is ________

Maputo
Explanation
The capital of Mozambique is Maputo.

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