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  • 1. Basic Concepts Chapter 1
  • 2. How Do Geographers Describe Where Things Are? Key Issue #1:
  • 3. Maps as Tools
    • A. Maps are the major tool geographers use to identify regions and analyze their content.
    • B. Maps make the large world easy to observe.
    • C. All maps have strengths, weaknesses, and limitations
    • D. All maps distort or misrepresent the real world.
  • 4. Maps as tools cont.
    • Types of Distortion (depends on Projection)
      • Shape
      • Distance
      • Relative size
      • Direction
  • 5.
    • Maps and their functions
    • Map Scale
    • Map Projections
    • The Grid system
    • Symbols on Maps
  • 6. What are Maps and what are their functions
    • What can maps be used for?
    • In what ways do maps distort?...Why?
    • How do maps show bias?
  • 7. Two Types of Maps:
    • Reference Maps
    • Show locations of places and geographic features
    • Absolute locations
    • What are reference maps used for?
    • Thematic Maps
    • Tell a story about the degree of an attribute, the pattern of its distribution, or its movement.
    • Relative locations
    • What are thematic maps used for?
  • 8. Reference Map
  • 9. Thematic Map What story about median income in the Washington, DC area is this map telling?
  • 10. Maps and their functions
    • Cartography = The art of map making
    • Reference Map = that used for navigating… ie. Road Map
    • Thematic Map: One used to illustrate a particular them
    • Mental Maps: Those that exist in one’s mind (Cognitive maps)
    • Topographic Maps… use lines to show contour.
  • 11. Map Scale
    • Is the ratio between actual distance on the ground and the length given on the map
      • Which scale would show a smaller portion of the earth, 1/1,000,000… or 1/1,000?
    • Larger scale = more zoomed in
    • Why are different scales needed in mapping the world?
  • 12. The Grid System
    • What function does the Grid System Serve?
    • What are the key aspects of the Grid system?
  • 13. Grid stuff to know…
  • 14. Map Projections
    • Why are there different map projections?
    • Which ones do I need to know?
      • Azimuthal
      • Peters
      • Fuller / Dymaxion
      • Robinson
      • Mercator
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses?
    • For what are they most commonly used?
  • 15. 3 Categories of Projections
    • Planar (azimuthal)
    • Cylindrical
    • Conic
    • (look in page 6 of the World Geography and Culture book)
  • 16. AZIMUTHAL
  • 17. Peters
  • 18. FULLER
  • 19. ROBINSON
  • 20. MERCATOR
  • 21. Map Symbols
    • Dots
    • Tones/shades/colors
    • Isolines
    • Symbols
  • 22.
    • Mental Maps:
    • maps we carry in our minds of places we have been and places we have heard of.
    • can see: terra incognita, landmarks, paths,
    • and accessibility
    • Activity Spaces:
    • the places we travel to routinely in our rounds of daily activity.
    • How are activity spaces and mental maps related?
  • 23. Aspects of a Mental Map
    • Nodes
    • Edges
    • Paths
    • Landmarks
  • 24. Discussion Questions
    • List as many type of maps and purposes for maps as you can.

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