Cartography. Map Making. What is the art of making maps called? Cartography – the art of making maps. What is a Map ?. A map is a drawing or a picture of the earths surface, showing how things are related to each other by distance, direction and size. Lagrange Middle School.
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What is the art of making maps called?
Cartography – the art of making maps
How many people live in
an area (crowdedness).
Road maps, School Maps,
Weather Maps, Etc…
Shows representations of objects on the map.
WE not EW to get out of the woods.
running East and West on a map
Parallel to the Equator
What is 0 Degrees Latitude?
and South pole
North Pole: 90° N
Arctic Circle: 66.5° N
Tropic of Cancer: 23.5° N
Equator: 0° Latitude
Tropic of Capricorn: 23.5° S
Antarctic Circle: 66.5° S
South Pole: 90° S
All #’s relate to 23.5
distance east and west
of the prime meridian
Can only go half way around a circle
Run between North and South Pole
Zero Degrees Longitude
Runs through Greenwich, England
The International Date Line is 180 Deg. Longitude
For ship navigation
Poor navigation = Bad Day
The 0 point for time is 0° Longitude or the prime meridian (Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
What happens to time when we move to the West?
What happens when we move to the East?
forward in time, the International Date
line resets the day.
What happens when we cross it?
Why is the line not straight with the 180 deg meridian?
When the round surface of the Earth is projected on a flat surface changes occur that distort the size and shape of land and oceans
much larger then
it really is.
Distorts the shapes
1.) What is a map?
2.) What is the study of maps known as?
3.) Name and explain 3 kinds of maps people would use?
4.) What are 8 important features on a map (define)
5.) What changed from your first map to your final map?
(Meaning did you add or change anything.)
6.) Explain 2 types of maps that try to fix the problem of distortion.