Geography 165: Maps
Chapter 2: Whats your map for?
Mental, Virtual and Real Maps
Functions of Maps
Characteristics of Maps
Advantages and Limitations of Maps
What is a map?
A map is any concrete or a
Lecture 7: Map coordinates & scale
1. Map scale & scale factors
1. the importance of scale
Scale as a term is used to refer to:
n Map scale/cartographic scale: distance on a map vs. reality, 1:50,000
Lec 11 point symbol maps
1. Discrete surface maps
Point symbol maps : map discrete point data, location = important
o Pictorial symbols (e.g. tourist maps)
o Dot density maps
o Proportional symbols (e.g
- How exactly data are measured (exactness).
o High precision is not the same as high accuracy.
o Precision should be appropriate for the application.
o Applies to numerical and categorical data.
o Number of d
Friday, October 3, 2:30pm in STP 105
Approx. 20 marks - True/false
Approx. 40 marks - Short answer
Definitions (use full sentences)
Return at 3:30 for lecture in the 2nd hour.
Definition and Scope of
Introduction and Chapter 1:
How to make a mapGeneral
overview and terminology
Geography 165: Cartography
Definition and Scope
Evolution and History
Size and Shape of the Earth
What do we need to know about the
earth to make a map?
Size: how large is the earth?
how large are distances/landmasses?
earth is not round.how does this