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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 1001 Notes January 26, 2011 Methods and Tools Maps-models of the earth Data Types-1-D point(location) -2-D linear(networks, paths)-3-D area, continuous, distributions(choropleth, isoline) Scale-graphic/bar, representative fraction, verbal Key/Legend-guide to symbols, colors, etc. Data/Source-reliability/ quality of data Orientation-north arrow, compass rose Location-coordinate systems( unique combinations and groups of numbers and letters)-x and y graph, named after rene decart-start at origin and reference point(s) heading in a direction -reference point is usually in the center of the circle, 360 degrees-system of describing location: -latitude(parallels) >>Equator 0 degrees>>run east and west and give position from 0-90 N and S-longitude(meridians)>>Prime Meridian 0 degrees>>run north and south and give position from 0-180 degrees E and W **Greenwich, England Map Projections- displaying a small portion of the earths surface- Types of Data: distances, areas, shape, proximity...
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- Spring '11