Geographic tools the map sept 17 2013 human

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Unformatted text preview: • Maps are statements of power & authority – e.g. British Empire: “the sun never sets on the Empire” British Empire is in Pink. • Map is used to reflect the power of the British Empire. • Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations for Maps • • Maps are like other forms of visual representation of data (e.g. figures, tables, etc.) Key considerations in the production and understanding (interpreting) of maps: 1. Scale: Size of spatial area included on the map 2. 3. 4. Perspective: How is the map oriented Projection: How maps are projected, Earth is in 3D, turning 2D to 3D. Type: What kind of map is it and what kind of information is it representing. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 1. Scale • • • Scale: indicates the spatial relationships between realworld locations, distances & areas, and their representation on the map. All maps are scaled representations of the real world Scale is typically expressed as a...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course GEOG 1HA3 taught by Professor Peace during the Fall '08 term at McMaster University.

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