Types of
Maps
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 Maps are pictures or representations of the Earth's
surface. They show how places are related to each other by
distance,...
Types of Maps
• There are many different types of maps to show
different types of information. Some of them are
described ...
Political Maps
• Maps showing cities,
towns and villages, and
different countries and
states of the world with
their bound...
Physical Maps
• Maps showing natural features of the earth such as
mountains, plateaus, plains, rivers, oceans etc. are ca...
Thematic Map
• Thematic maps can represent a variety of information
including things like climate, precipitation, vegetati...
Topographic Maps
• Include contour lines to show the shape and elevation of
an area.
• Lines that are close together show ...
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Types of Maps

  1. 1. Types of Maps T- 1-855-694-8886 Email- info@iTutor.com By iTutor.com
  2. 2.  Maps are pictures or representations of the Earth's surface. They show how places are related to each other by distance, direction, and size. Maps are a way of showing a part of the Earth's surface on a flat piece of paper. Maps
  3. 3. Types of Maps • There are many different types of maps to show different types of information. Some of them are described below. – Political Maps – Physical Maps – Thematic Maps – Topographic Maps Physical Map Political Maps Thematic Map Topographic Map © iTutor. 2000-2013. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Political Maps • Maps showing cities, towns and villages, and different countries and states of the world with their boundaries are called political maps. • It do not show physical features. • A capital city is usually marked with a star within a circle. • The maps may be black and white, or they may use color to show different countries. © iTutor. 2000-2013. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Physical Maps • Maps showing natural features of the earth such as mountains, plateaus, plains, rivers, oceans etc. are called physical or relief maps. • Physical maps show the natural features of the Earth. • Physical maps do not contain man made features. • Green is usually used at lower elevations, and orange or brown show higher elevations. • For example, a physical map would be a map of what you would see if you were looking down on Earth from space. © iTutor. 2000-2013. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Thematic Map • Thematic maps can represent a variety of information including things like climate, precipitation, vegetation, elevation, population, life expectancy, etc. • Thematic maps are generally used when you are looking at a single piece of information. • Easy to understand. © iTutor. 2000-2013. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Topographic Maps • Include contour lines to show the shape and elevation of an area. • Lines that are close together show steep terrain, and lines that are far apart show flat terrain. • Geologists depend on topographic maps to record the types of rocks. Engineers use topographic maps when they are planning roads, buildings, or other human–made structures. © iTutor. 2000-2013. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. The End For more information call us 1-855-694-8886 Visit www.iTutor.com
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