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Unformatted text preview: 1 Landform Geography: Portraying the Earth and Variations in Heating Lecture 3: 19 January Lecture outline: 1. Portraying the Earth (Ch. 2) 2. Variations in Heating by Latitude and Season (p. 89-92) Attention! Look at Focus Sections: Topographic Maps (p. 41) Stereo Aerial Photographs (p. 43) My Pet PeeveGeography is not just maps!...But they are pretty cool! McKnight and Hess, 2004 Today we are going to learn more about maps this will help you for Lab 1 1. Portraying the Earth (Ch. 2) Chapter purpose Describe: Basic characteristics of maps Various ways a landscape can be portrayed Landscape v. landform Nature of Maps Maps are 2 D representations of 1. Portraying the Earth the Earth, or features on the Earth Typically maps shrink real world scales ht p://strangemaps.wordpress.com/?s=florida ht p://www.statetravelmaps.com/Florida/main-florida-map.gif A good map will tell you what is where 2 Nature of Maps Dont always believe what you see Cartographer errors Inherent distortion (flattening a sphere) 1. Portraying the Earth The Canal Place development is off the map (circa 2010) Map Scale Relationship between length measured on map to corresponding (real world) distance on ground 1. Portraying the Earth Three expressions of scale:...
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