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Unformatted text preview: -Longitude- measures the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian(run north-south and converge at the poles) How Maps Depict Spatial information-General-purpose/reference/location maps depict human/natural features of a place e.g. road maps-Thematic Maps : depict a specific spatial distribution or a single category of data, e.g. map depicting locations of Canadas national parks ( pg 37-39, fig. 2.7 has 4 types of thematic maps) How big is the Earth?-1 st person to measure Earths circumference-> Eratosthenes, head of the library in Egypt Summary:-Maps are : the basic tool of the geographer, historic documents/records, works of art...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course MATH 1Z04 taught by Professor Childs during the Spring '08 term at McMaster University.
- Spring '08