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Types of Maps. Maps that show a wide range of general information about an area . General Purpose Maps. Physical Maps Demonstrate the landforms and water features Elevation Use: color, patterns , relief. General Purpose Maps could be:. Shows elevation with contour lines. Contour Maps.

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Types of Maps


Maps that show a wide range of general information about an area

General Purpose Maps


Physical Maps

Demonstrate the landforms and water features

Elevation

Use: color, patterns, relief

General Purpose Maps could be:


Shows elevation with contour lines

Contour Maps


Political Maps

Show the names and boundaries of countries, the location of cities and other human-made features of an area, divisions of states and territories

General Purpose Maps could be:


General Purpose maps

  • Political maps use:

    • Color

    • Symbols of different size and shape

    • Different styles and sizes of lettering

      • Bold faced

      • Italics


Demonstrate specific kinds of information on certain themes or topics

Special Purpose Maps


Special Purpose Maps could be:

  • A climate map


Special Purpose Maps could be:

  • A historical map


Special Purpose Maps could be:

  • A population density map


Road Maps

Special Purpose Maps could be:


Special Purpose Maps could be:

  • Rainfall

  • Land Use

  • Resource/product

  • Growing season

  • Elevation

  • Population

  • Shown by: color, symbols, and patterns


Special Purpose Maps could be:

  • In the form of a flow chart

  • Cartograms- the size of the country referes to the information about it

  • Cartograms are useful for studying and comparing information


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