Maps - Types of Maps General Purpose - general audience...

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Subject: Physical Geography Session: Chapter 2 - Maps at 03:58 PM General Map Knowledge Maps are 2-D representations of Earth • Cartography (chartis =map, graphein = write) - study and practice of making geographical maps Problems with Maps Map editing - what a map portrays - physical, political boundaries, etc. • Enabling the round Earth to be put on a flat map (map projections) • The purpose and spatial scale of a map (generalization) • Map design - elements of a map that best convey a message to the audience
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Unformatted text preview: Types of Maps General Purpose - general audience & contains a variety of features Topographic Road Thematic - maps of specific geographic themes (specific audience) Graduated circle Chloropeth Isoline - line of constant property (temperature, pressure, etc.) Isohyet - rainfall Isotherm - temperature Isobar - pressure Elevation Contours v's point upstream Spacing shows steepness Globes vs. Maps 3-D representation of Earth's entire surface Advantages Disadvantages...
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