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# In mapping what is the difference between mercator projection and an equal area projection?

Updated: 5/3/2024

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the difference between mercator projection and equal projection is 250km apart from each other

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Mercator projection distorts the size of land masses, resulting in high distortion near the poles. Equal area projections maintain accurate land area proportions, making them useful for representing data like population density.

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