TYPES OF MAPS

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TYPES OF MAPS. GEOGRAPHY. TYPES OF MAPS. POLITICAL: SHOWS COUNTRIES, STATES, AND CITIES. PHYSICAL MAP: SHOWS THE EARTHS NATURAL FEATURES. TRANSPORTATION MAP: SHOWS HOW YOU CAN TRAVEL ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER. HISTORICAL MAP: SHOWS INFORMATION ABOUT PAST PLACES AND EVENTS.
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TYPES OF MAPSGEOGRAPHYTYPES OF MAPS
  • POLITICAL: SHOWS COUNTRIES, STATES, AND CITIES.
  • PHYSICAL MAP: SHOWS THE EARTHS NATURAL FEATURES.
  • TRANSPORTATION MAP: SHOWS HOW YOU CAN TRAVEL ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
  • HISTORICAL MAP: SHOWS INFORMATION ABOUT PAST PLACES AND EVENTS.
  • TYPES OF MAPS CONTINUED
  • LANDFORM MAP: SHOWS THE SHAPE OF THE EARTHS LANDFORMS AND BODIES OF WATER.
  • MAP VOCABULARY
  • MAP TITLE: TELLS YOU WHAT THE MAP IS ABOUT.
  • SYMBOLS: A PICTURE OR A COLOR THAT STANDS FOR A REAL PLACE.
  • MAP KEY /LEGEND: TELLS YOU WHAT THE SYMBOLS MEAN.
  • LABELS: WORDS THAT TELL NAMES OF CITIES, RIVERS, STATES, AND COUNTRIES.
  • MAP VOCABULARY
  • SCALE: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISTANCES ON A MAP. (1IN.=100MILES)
  • COMPASS ROSE: SHOWS DIRECTION ON A MAP.
  • LINES OF LATITUDE: RUN EAST TO WEST AND MEASURE NORTH TO SOUTH. “PARALLELS”
  • LINES OF LONGITUDE: RUN NORTH TO SOUTH AND MEASURE EAST TO WEST. “MERIDIANS”
  • MAP VOCABULARY
  • EQUATOR: LOCATED A 0 DEGREES LATITUDE. DIVDES THE EARTH INTO NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES.
  • PRIME MERIDIAN: DIVIDES THE EARTH INTO WESTERN AND EASTERN HEMISPHERES.
  • COORDINATES: WHERE A LINE OF LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE MEET.
  • DATE LINE: LOCATED AT 180 DEGREES LONGITUDE. DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE PRIME MERIDIAN.
  • MAP VOCABULARY
  • CARTOGRAPHER: MAP MAKER
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