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Types of Maps

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Stephanie Cooper

on 29 August 2014

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Transcript of Types of Maps

Throughout the school year we will mostly use four types of thematic maps
Population Maps
Vegetation Maps
Climate Maps
Economic Resource Maps
Thematic Maps
These types of maps are a visual representation of information on a specific topic for a specific area. Some examples of these maps are population density, precipitation (rainfall), climate/weather, etc.
Thematic Maps
These types of maps illustrate the geographic features of an area, such as the mountains, rivers and lakes. The water is usually shown in blue. Colors are used to show relief—differences in land elevations. Green is typically used at lower elevations, and orange or brown indicate higher elevations.

Physical Maps


This type of map shows the location of countries and political boundaries, as well as, capitals and major cities.
Political Maps
There are many types of maps that geographers use to organize different types of information.
Types of Maps
Climate Map
Vegetation Map
Population Map
Economic Resource Map
A national capital is usually marked with a star in a circle.

Rivers
Mountains
Other physical
features
This political map only shows states.

The legend tells
us that this map
covers types of
land use and types
of resources founf
in North America.
Capital of the
United States
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