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Lecture02 - Todays Theme: transformations Geography 12:...

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1 Geography 12: Maps and Spatial Reasoning Lecture2: The Scale Transformation Professor Keith Clarke Today’s Theme: transformations World or section of the world Map: collections of symbols My symbolic representation of a transformation From earth to map From earth to map From earth to map • Start: Earth or part of the earth Start: Earth or part of the earth Start: Earth or part of the earth • Next: Scale transformation Next: Scale transformation Next: Scale transformation • Next: Projection transformation Next: Projection transformation Next: Projection transformation • Next: Symbolization and representation Next: Symbolization and representation Next: Symbolization and representation • Last: Reading and interpretation Last: Reading and interpretation Last: Reading and interpretation • End: Mental End: Mental End: Mental “image image ” of earth or part of of earth or part of earth earth earth The scale transformation The real world 1:400M A representation of the world
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2 Small scale and large scale • In many fields, biology and ecology for example, “scale” is used as a more general term than in cartography • Large scale = global, extensive • Small scale = detailed, localized •U s a g e i s opposite opposite in cartography • My solution is never to say “scale” • Use “map scale” or “cartographic scale”
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course GEOG 12 taught by Professor Gautier during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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