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How to Analyze Maps & Atlases. How to Analyze Maps & Atlases. What is a map? As a class, try to agree on the word’s definition. . Maps versus Globes. What is the difference between a globe. Maps versus Globes. ...and a map?. Maps versus Globes. Map Projections. Mercator projection.

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How to Analyze Maps & Atlases

What is a map? As a class, try to agree on the word’s definition.

maps versus globes
Maps versus Globes

What is the difference between a globe...

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Maps versus Globes

...and a map?

map projections
Map Projections

Mercator projection

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Map Projections

Robinson projection

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Map Projections

Interrupted Goode homolosine projection

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Map Projections

What advantage does the Mercator map have, and what disadvantages?

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Map Projections

In a Mercator projection, directions and shapes are accurate near the equator, but shapes far from the equator grow increasingly distorted in size.