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  1. Maps:Purpose and History

  2. 1000 B.C. • Babylonian clay tablets • Earliest known forms of maps

  3. 1000- 700 B.C. • Ancient Chinese Maps • More advanced and detailed

  4. 200 B.C. • Greek Influence • Earth is round • Changed the design of maps

  5. 1569 • Mercator Projector • Gerardus Mercator • Help mariners sail by following a fixed rule • Rhumb line

  6. Current (2010) • New Technology • G.P.S. • Computers • Remote sensing • Space science