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Geographic Tools and Types of Maps

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Stephanie Cantu

on 20 August 2014

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Transcript of Geographic Tools and Types of Maps

Types of Maps
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
shows the major physical features of an area, such as rivers, mountains, vegetation and elevation.
PHYSICAL MAP
Show the major boundaries
between countries or states.
Political Map
Shows political boundaries from the past.
With a historical map, you should pay close
attention to the names of countries, political borders,
and the location of cities. These may be different
than they are today.
Historical Maps
THEMATIC MAPS
Show information relating to a specific theme, such as the spread of a religion, trade routes, or the industrial growth of a nation.
Shows where people live
in a specific area.
POPULATION DENSITY MAP
Shows the major natural resources
and agriculture and industrial
products of an area.
RESOURCE OR PRODUCT MAP
GEOGRAPHIC
TOOLS

Geoography uses scientific approaches to examine
and understand
where things are located.
SONAR
SOUND
NAVIGATION
& RANGING
it analyzes sounds
to determine distance
and direction
SATELLITES
Remote sensing technology
Scientist can compare older
and more recent images to
identify changing in land use,
vegetation , and urban growth.
GPS
Global
Positioning
System
satellites broadcast extremely accuate time meausrements, and it is used to provide information about location.
GIS
Geographic
Information
System
uses computer technology to collect, manipulate, analyze, and display data about the earth's surface in order to solve geographic problems.
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