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Understanding maps 1 1 1) Please bring a copy of the video worksheet – environment (on BB) to class. 2) You will need it after the lecture on maps. 3) The video worksheet will be on the first test! 2 Understanding maps 3 To acquire a working knowledge of: 1) what is map (representation) 2) the power of maps (map functions) 3) how maps work (map elements) 4) types of maps 5) how to interpret maps (map reading) Learning objectives 4 Maps are the ______________ of the geographer. 5 Where Why there Why do we care Geography = the study of why of where the most powerful tool for displaying “where” Role of maps Tool for revealing spatial relationships b/w various phenomena Help to “see” how we are tied to the world as a whole 6 Maps affect how we view the world…
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Understanding maps 2 7 Maps, by their representative nature, are powerful images & often political 8 The nature of maps A map is a 2-dimensional , scaled-down, graphic representation of earth’s surface. 2-D ________ distort reality to some degree. Why? Scaled-down __________ + ___________ Graphic all maps use _________. 9 What are the common elements of these two maps? Map reading exercise: Study the two maps on pp.30-31 & pp.48-49 in your atlas 10 Essential map elements 1) Title 2) Legend 3) Scale 4) Direction 5) Location 6) Projection 7) Data source 8) Date of publication 11 What is this a map of? 12 What’s the East-West distance of this country, roughly?
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