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How is the Earth represented?

Earth maps education geography

Alba De Evan

on 4 September 2013

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Transcript of How is the Earth represented?

Accurate, three dimensional. Do not usually contain detailed information

How is the Earth represented?
Shapes and distances are disorted

Easy to use and carry

Detailed and practical information

Cardinal points
Physical maps
Political maps
Thematic maps
Parts of a map
How do we locate places in a map?
Prime Meridian/Greenwich
Latitude, from 0º to 90º
North or South
Longitude, from 0º to 180º
West or East
How do we represent scales in a map?
Scale indicates the difference between the size of something in the real world and its size on a map
Numeric scale
Graphic scale
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