A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2019 Dec 13, 23:06 -0800
It's back?? Has Google brought the Mercator Projection back to Google Maps after eliminating it 16 months ago?? Try it out on other devices for me, and let me know if they have, in fact, turned the clock back. Zoom out to a continent-wide view and see if you find the "Gigantic Greenland" so characteristic of the Mercator projection. Another clue: now that Mercator is back, it is not possible to "visit" the North or South poles in Google Maps.
Firefox on Linux. Google maps.
If I zoom in on Elephant Island the grid comes on for about half a second. I do not known how to keep it on. The grid appears to be perfectly rectangular.
When I go to the South Pole I cannot find the South Pole and it looks like a Mercator projection.
So probably Mercator but because I do not know how to turn on the Google Maps grid I cannot be 100% certain.