Welcome to World Geography!. Using Maps. Compasss Rose/Directional Indicator Legend/Key Scale. Basic Map Components. AKA: directional indicator Shows cardinal directions N, S, E, W Often indicates intermediate directions NE, SE, SW, NW. Compass Rose. AKA: Key
Latitude and longitude are imaginary lines forming a grid covering the whole globe
What does a map legend indicate?Tells the user about the symbols used on the map.What are the four cardinal directions?North, South, East, and WestIn what directions do meridians of longitude run?North and SouthLines of latitude?East and West
Globe: the MOST ACCURATE method of showing the entire surface of the earth
What problem do cartographers face?Representing our round planet on a flat page.What are map projections?Efforts to make the best possible representation with the least distortion.
What is the most accurate way to display information about the earth?A globe.What is another name for a cartographer?Mapmaker.What route do pilots take in order to save fuel and reduce travel time?Great circles.What is the advantage of a Robinson projection?Maps have less size and shape distortion.
How does a natural resources map show where different resources are found?By using symbols to show key locations of activities and resources.What is the difference between an economic activity and a natural resource?Economic activities-ways in which people produce and distribute goods and servicesNatural resource-item in the environment that people need and value