What do maps allow us to do?
to view, interact, modify, and show location
space on the Earth's surface; a synonym for geographic.
a visual representation that stores information
locating and navigatingstores general information
political boundariescountries, states, etc, and their names
natural featuresmountains, rivers, climate, etc.
Shows roads and highways
focuses on a smaller arealand ownership and property lines
statistical/informational mappresented in themes/patterns
shows location and distribution of spatial datadifferent colorsin percents/amounts
Dot Distribution Map
frequency and distribution of somethingshown in dots
graduated symbol map
shows the amount of something and locationdifferent sized symbols
shows constant valuesuses lines to connect points of equal value
shows statistical informationsizes of spatial area are distorted to represent amounts
sizes of things in the real world compared to a mapin ratios or words
where something is or where its occuring
precise locationlatitude & longitude (numerical terms)
imaginary lines that run east to west, parallel to the equator
Distance east or west of the prime meridian
where something is in relation to other thingsconnectivity and accessibility
description of where things are in relation to each othercardinal directions
measurement of how close/far things are to one anotherfeet, miles, hours, minutes
exact distance between two or more placesmeasured in terms of feet, miles, meters, or kilometers
nearness based on time or costmeasured in time and how you are travelling
how a pattern is spread over an arealocation, quantity
putting a 3D object on a 2D surface
used for navigationdirections shown accurately, latitude and longitude, distortion by poles
true proportions of countriesaccurate sizes of land masses, inaccurate shapes.
general use in mid-latitude countriescurved, size and shape are accurate
general useoval shape (flat globe), minimal distortion