WHAT IS A MAP & OTHER KEY CONCEPT OF INTERPRETATION

WHAT IS A MAP & OTHER KEY CONCEPT OF INTERPRETATION...

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WHAT IS A MAP? AND OTHER KEY CONCEPTS FOR MAP INTERPRETATION I. Interpreting Maps: Definitions a) Map -A map is defined as a representation of the whole or a part of an area. Maps are usually prepared on a flat surface, but globes are also maps in that they represent the entire earth. Although we think of maps as depicting geographical areas, they can also be used to represent other areas, such as the heavens or parts of the human body. We therefore say that explorers map the earth, astronomers map the heavens, and geneticists map chromosomes. For our purposes, we consider a map any representation of a geographic area – that is, a part or all of the earth’s surface. That surface usually contains many things that the map maker wants us to see in one image, for example, roads, cities, and lakes. Maps above all help us to graphically display spatial relationships. By using a map, we can show the relationship between one feature to other features.
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http://libraries.uta.edu/ccon/whatis.shtm http://cms.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=4478 http://gislounge.com/whats-in-a-map/ b) Cognitive map -A cognitive map can be defined as a depiction of perceived information about spatial realities and depict spatial thinking. c) Landmark -is a feature that stands out in a place. Landmarks give identity to a place and serve as a way to find it. Examples of landmarks include a church,
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