Exhibition: Navigation

The word navigate comes from the Latin words for ship (navis) and 'to drive or guide' (agere). See how fast you can navigate your way through this exhibition.

Mercator Map
Minimum reward: 1

Mercator Map

In 1569, Gerardus Mercator created a revolutionary new map based on a cylindrical projection. It became the standard map projection for navigation because of its unique property of representing any course of constant bearing as a straight line (a rhumb). However, it distorts the size and shape of objects near the Poles: Greenland and Antarctica appear far larger than they actually are relative to landmasses near the equator, such as Central Africa.

Play this puzzle with the Pics n Mix app!


Pics n Mix is quick and easy to learn, and the short video below explains everything you need to know.

Just choose a puzzle and click the Play button. Drag and drop the pieces to where you think they should be. If you have chosen "plus rotation" it means some of the pieces are flipped top to bottom or right to left. If you tap a piece once, it will flip from top to bottom. and if you double tap it, it will flip from left to right.