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Mapping Skills

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Kathryn Cayco

on 13 September 2013

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Transcript of Mapping Skills

What is a map?
How can I use a map?
The title tells us what the map is of.
The key on a map tells us what the symbols on the map mean or stand for.

The symbols are the pictures located on the map that stand for real things.
Key and Symbols:
3.(5) Geography. The student understands the concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes. The student is expected to:

(B) use a scale to determine the distance between places on maps and globes;

(C) identify and use the compass rose, grid system, and symbols to locate places on maps and globes; and

(D) create and interpret maps of places and regions that contain map elements, including a title, compass rose, legend, scale, and grid system.

3.(4) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student recognizes and solves problems in multiplication and division situations. The students is expected to:

(B) solve and record multiplication problems (up to two digits times one digit)

3.(11) Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, are, weight/mass and capacity, and uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student selects and uses standard units to describe length, area, capacity/volume, and weight/mass. The student is expected to:

(A) use linear measurement tools to estimate and measure lengths using standard units;
A map is a picture of someplace from above. Can be anyplace-like a room, a yard, treasure maps, or a neighborhood.
Examples of different types of maps...
What is included on a map?
Compass Rose
1. Mill Town
2. hospital
3. grass
4. Sable River
5. bridge
6. Doe Avenue
7. fire house, school, library
8. Grand Street
This is used to show an area on a map compared with the area's actual size.
Use a ruler to measure the distance on the map.
1. How many feet is the classroom from the east side to the west side?
2. How far is the bookcase from door?
3. How far is the teacher's desk from the lockers?
4. How far are the fish from the computer?
1. 40 feet
2. 10 feet
3. 10 feet
4. 30 feet
Compass Rose
A map feature that shows the four cardinal directions. The compass rose is used to show directions on the map.
Leddy, L. (2003). Mapping penny's world. New York, Henry Holt and Company
1. The most northern place on the globe is the ...
2. The is the most southern place on the globe.
3. On a compass rose, the letter w stands for...
4. The direction East is sometimes written as on a compass rose.
1. North Pole
2. South Pole
3. West
4. E
Labels identify objects on a map and can be used where there is space.
Learn more about maps...

Relative location means to locate a place relative to other landmarks
Relative Location
Absolute Location
Absolute location is locating a place using a
coordinate system.
Who Makes Maps??
A Cartographer is a person who makes maps.
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