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Mercator Projection Maps Essay Examples

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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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An Analysis of Values in the Movie Star Maps
Throughout the movie, Star Maps, many ideas about family values, machismo among the males, and patriarchy passed on through generations are easily observed. They begin with simple, common, stereotypical ideologies such as having the family eat dinner together, or by having the father stress the fact that he brings home...
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Cartography and the Three Different Ways of Making Maps: Cylindrical Projection, Conic Projection and Azimuthal Projection
Cartography is described by Webster's as the art of making maps, but how is it done? A cartographer doesn't just sit down and draw a map free hand. He has to have techniques and equipment to do the job right and accurately. Maps can be made in three different ways: cylindrical projection, conic projection, and azimuthal p...
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An Introduction to Cartography
Cartography is described by Webster's as the art of making maps, but how is it done? A cartographer doesn't just sit down and draw a map free hand. He has to have techniques and equipment to do the job right and accurately. Maps can be made in three different ways: cylindrical projection, conic projection, and azimuthal p...
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The Importance of Maps and Compasses for Explorers
Explorers have used maps and compasses for centuries to explore and conquer treacherous lands. There are many important features on maps. One of these is the key found at the top. Another important feature is the scales that look like a ruler on the maps. Compasses are also very important tools. A compass will always point...
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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator, a German Cartographer
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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An Observation on the Emotional and Political Struggle Experienced In "9 Drawings for Projection" by William Kentridge
The political content and the unique techniques of William Kentridge's work have propelled him into being one of South Africa's top artists. Working with what is in essence a very restrictive media, using only charcoal and a touch of blue or red pastel, he has created animations of astounding depth. A theme running through...
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Understanding the Phenomenon of out of Body Experiences
Out of body experiences, or OBE's can most commonly be defined as " the soul's temporary excursion from the body." This type of phenomenon tends to get confusing because of the fact that there are a variety of different circumstances in which the soul may leave the body. To narrow the subject down, astral plane pr...
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An Overview of Somalia
Somalia is a nation in eastern Africa. It is situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, along the projection land known as the Horn of Africa. The region was famed in ancient times for its frankincense and myrrh, fragrant substances derived from trees. Modern Somalia came into being in 1960, with the un...
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An Analysis of Astral Projection
Astral Projection Imagine if you could go anywhere you wanted to for free. Think what it would be like to travel wherever you want, whenever you want. You are at total peace with yourself and your surroundings. You can meet people and beings you would otherwise never meet. Enter the Astral Plane, a place where one s consci...
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