Introduction to Human Geography. Maps. Key Question:. Why do Geographers use Maps, and What do Maps Tell Us? . Map Appendix A Notes. Maps and their functions Map Scale Map Projections The Grid system Symbols on Maps. What are Maps and what are their functions. What can maps be used for?
Show locations of places and geographic features
What are reference maps used for?
Tell a story about the degree of an attribute, the pattern of its distribution, or its movement.
What are thematic maps used for?Two Types of Maps:
What story about the population of Korea in 1973 is this map telling?
maps we carry in our minds of places we have been and places we have heard of.
can see: terra incognita, landmarks, paths,
the places we travel to routinely in our rounds of daily activity.
How are activity spaces and mental maps related?