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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
• 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,
Key considerations in the production and understanding (interpreting) of
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
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.
- Fall '08