Types of Maps

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Here are the 3 different types of maps that we looked at in class.

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Types of Maps

  1. 1. Types of Maps<br />POLITICAL MAP<br /> Shows political units (countries, states, provinces, cities, etc.) Different colors show man-made divisions of land<br />
  2. 2. Types of Maps<br />PHYSICAL MAP<br /> Shows land elevations and physical features – mountains, valleys, deserts, etc. Different colors show different land elevations. Also called a topographical map. <br />
  3. 3. Types of Maps<br />THEMATIC MAP<br /> Shows information about specific topics of an area – weather, population, religion, crops, etc. Colors show different things, depending on the map.<br />** There are two types of thematic maps. They are:<br />
  4. 4. Thematic Map – Different Colors<br />Different colors are used on a thematic map to represent things that are different from each other – different religions, different crops, different climates, etc.<br />
  5. 5. Thematic Map – Different Colors<br />
  6. 6. Thematic Map – Different Shades<br /> Different shades of similar colors are used on a thematic map to represent different amounts of the same thing – rainfall, population density, percentage of people who watch SpongeBob, etc.<br />Good color patterns to follow:<br />brown – red – orange – pink – yellow – white<br />purple – dk blue – dk green – lt blue – yellow - white<br />
  7. 7. Thematic Map – Different Shades<br />Percentage of Population under age 18<br />2002<br />By FedStats<br />

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