Perspective antipocentric map south is pointing at

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Unformatted text preview: e: How is the map ‘oriented’? Are there any tools to allow me to orient myself on the map? – • • ‘North arrow’ or a ‘compass rose’ Typically we orient north at the top Water is always North end. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 2. Perspective • “Antipocentric” map: South is pointing at the top & North at the bottom. Upside down? Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 2. Perspective • Maps also help us to look at the world from different perspectives – Ex. #1: Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 2. Perspective – • Ex. #2: There is no ‘correct’ map perspective, but as producer & consumers of maps, Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Key Considerations: 3. Projection • The challenge: how do you portray a 3-D sphere in 2-D • • – Imagine peeling an orange in one piec...
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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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