Shows Political boundaries(borders)
between states and countries
Normally labels capital cities and other
important cities within a state or country
The multi-colored maps you normally see
in classrooms are often political maps
A relief map is a special physical map that uses
shading to help show differences in elevation
An elevation map is another special physical map
that uses different colors to show different
elevations in an area.
A key is used to show which colors represent
different ranges of elevation. (Red=100ft -999ft)
A road map shows how to get from one place to
another. Normally they show the freeways and the
Sometimes they may show physical features; rivers,
lakes, mountains, or points of interest; famous
places, rest stops, and sometimes even the distance
Information about how a place looked at certain
points in history.
They can also be used to show the locations of
historic places and events.
Historical map can also be used to show how
locations have changed over time. The size, shape,
and other aspects of states have been changed
throughout history. The 5o states were not always
the 50 states.