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Maps!

An overview of the parts of a map, different kinds of maps, and how to read latitude/longitude.
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Taylor Rankin

on 30 August 2014

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Transcript of Maps!

MAPS!
Globe = 3d
Map = 2d
Projection: A way of showing the curved surface of the earth on a flat map
We use different projections to limit DISTORTION.

(Distortion makes the land and water bigger or smaller than it really is and makes distances inaccurate.)
Science of Mapmaking
Title
compass rose
labels
legend
latitude
longitude
scale
symbols
colors
Parts of a Map
Preview: Draw a compass rose with 16 directions.
Types of Maps
Thematic
The Basics
vegetation
climate
elevation (topographic)
population
physical
political
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
historical
economic activity
lines run horizontal
measured North or South
lines run vertically
measured west or east
How to read latitude and longitude:
# degrees North (or South), # degrees West (or East)

example: 60º N, 105º E
surveying
satellites
GIS
GPS
Label your example map with the parts.
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