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 (mər-kā′tər, mĕr-kä′tôr), Gerhardus Originally Gerhard Kremer. 1512-1594.
Flemish cartographer who developed the Mercator projection (1569).
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(Biography) Gerardus (dʒəˈrɑːdəs). Latinized name of Gerhard Kremer. 1512–94, Flemish cartographer and mathematician
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Ger•har•dus (dʒərˈhɑr dəs) (Gerhard Kremer), 1512–94, Flemish cartographer and geographer.
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Noun1.Mercator - Flemish geographer who lived in GermanyMercator - Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
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"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?" So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply "They are merely conventional signs!
He stood with a map on Mercator's projection before him, swaying to the swinging of the ship and talking of guns and tonnage, of ships and their build and powers and speed, of strategic points, and bases of operation.
This is pure speculation, but the stuff of the Mercator scene as reflected in the surviving texts has all the fingerprints of such professional purveyors of low comedy.
Mercator's woes are the result of two key failings by the company's management team.
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During July and August 1713 Mercator published seven letters from Scotland, in which it was argued that the Treaty, if it had been passed, would have been of great benefit to Scotland's trade.
A light at the Earth's center can then be imagined as casting the shadow of the surface features on the cylinder, and the cylinder, when unwrapped, will carry a map of the world, a Mercator map.
Mercator Advisory Group director Ben Jackson said, "Green Dot has made a strategic move that diversifies its prepaid portfolio with its purchases of AccountNow and AchieveCard."
Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Mercator is a leading provider of software and technology-enabled outsourcing solutions to the global aviation industry helping airlines to get passengers and cargo to their destinations safely and on time.
Agrokor agreed in June last year to buy a majority stake in Mercator from a group of 12 shareholders for EUR120.00 per share in cash.
Note, however, that as Mercator Advisory Group predicted, not all Closed-Loop segments saw growth.
Air Nuigini, which operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 28 domestic and international destinations across Asia, Oceania and Australia, selected Mercator's CRIS programme after an extensive and detailed evaluation.