## What is the difference between Mercator and Robinson maps?

Unlike the Mercator projection, the Robinson projection has both the lines of altitude and longitude evenly spaced across the map.

**What is the difference between the Winkel Tripel projection and the Mercator projection?**

Differences: The Mercator projection is a more accurate projection than Winkel Tripel, however the poles cannot be represented in Mercator. In Winkel Tripel the latitide and longtitude lines curve as they move away from the Equator and the Prime Meridian. In Mercator the the latitide and longtitude lines stay straight.

### What is unique about the Robinson projection map?

The Robinson projection is unique. Its primary purpose is to create visually appealing maps of the entire world. It is a compromise projection; it does not eliminate any type of distortion, but it keeps the levels of all types of distortion relatively low over most of the map.

**What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Robinson projection?**

Advantage: The Robinson map projection shows most distances, sizes and shapes accurately. Disadvantage: The Robinson map does have some distortion around the poles and edges. Who uses it? The Robinson is most commonly used by students, teachers, textbooks and atlases.

#### What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Mercator map?

Advantage: The Mercator map projection shows the correct shapes of the continents and directions accurately. Disadvantage: The Mercator map projection does not show true distances or sizes of continents, especially near the north and south poles.

**What type of projection is Robinson?**

pseudocylindric projection

Robinson is a pseudocylindric projection. The meridians are regularly distributed curves mimicking elliptical arcs. They are concave toward the central meridian and do not intersect the parallels at right angles. The parallels are unequally distributed straight lines.

## What is Mercator projection used for?

Description. Mercator is a conformal cylindrical map projection that was originally created to display accurate compass bearings for sea travel. An additional feature of this projection is that all local shapes are accurate and correctly defined at infinitesimal scale.

**What are two advantages of the Robinson projection?**

Advantage: The Robinson map projection shows most distances, sizes and shapes accurately. Disadvantage: The Robinson map does have some distortion around the poles and edges.

### What is the limitation of a Mercator projection?

Disadvantages: Mercator projection distorts the size of objects as the latitude increases from the Equator to the poles, where the scale becomes infinite. So, for example, Greenland and Antarctica appear much larger relative to land masses near the equator than they actually are.