Mapping our World. Chap. 2. Latitude and Longitude 2.1 Types of Maps 2.2 Remote Sensing 2.3. Latitude and Longitude – 2.1. Objectives. Compare & contrast latitude & longitude Describe how time zones vary. Cartography. Science of mapmaking. Locating objects on a sphere.
Latitude and Longitude 2.1
Types of Maps 2.2
Remote Sensing 2.3
Science of mapmaking
(Lat = fLat) These lines are horizontal and tell how far North or South an object is
The Earth’s circumference is about 40 000 km. There are 360º in a circle. What is the distance between
40 000 km
1 º = 60’ 1’ = 60”
These are ‘long’. They go up and down and tell how far East or West an object is
What is the distance between
How many degrees for each time zone? (Remember there is a total of 360º)
Drawn through places at the same elevation
Labeled contour lines.
Gives names of map features
Tells ratio of map distances to real distances
What is the distance from Buffalo to Albany?
You go to the location you want to map