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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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general purpose maps could be
Physical Maps

Demonstrate the landforms and water features

Elevation

Use: color, patterns, relief

General Purpose Maps could be:
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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:
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General Purpose maps
  • Political maps use:
    • Color
    • Symbols of different size and shape
    • Different styles and sizes of lettering
      • Bold faced
      • Italics
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Special Purpose Maps could be:
  • A population density map
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Special Purpose Maps could be:
  • Rainfall
  • Land Use
  • Resource/product
  • Growing season
  • Elevation
  • Population
  • Shown by: color, symbols, and patterns
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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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