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Map features: global grid system, orientation, key/legend, scale, types of maps

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  • #2 Maps

    1. 1. Unit #1- PHYSICAL Geography
    2. 2. MAPS: the MOST accurate maps of the EARTH onwhich we live are GLOBES --(round, ball-shaped maps)
    3. 3. FLATTENING a map causes DisTOrTioN.
    4. 4. It’s important to look at a map that gives you the BESTPERSPECTIVE on the particular area in which you areinterested...Atlantic Ocean Perspective Southern Projection Most Accurate Representations of Round Maps on a Flat Surface Perspective that allows for projection of a Total Eclipse
    5. 5. Map Components Scales: Represent DISTANCE Compass Roses: ORIENT the map Legends: Interpret map SYMBOLS
    6. 6. Global Grid System Hemispheres Latitude and Longitude
    7. 7. The EQUATORand thePRIME MERIDIANThe Tropics: CANCER and CAPRICORN
    8. 8. TYPES of MapsPHYSICAL Maps POLITICAL Maps
    9. 9. Population Special Weather Purpose MapsAltitude Agriculture

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