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  1. Types of Maps

  2. Maps that show a wide range of general information about an area General Purpose Maps

  3. Physical Maps Demonstrate the landforms and water features Elevation Use: color, patterns, relief General Purpose Maps could be:

  4. Shows elevation with contour lines Contour Maps

  5. 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:

  6. General Purpose maps • Political maps use: • Color • Symbols of different size and shape • Different styles and sizes of lettering • Bold faced • Italics

  7. Demonstrate specific kinds of information on certain themes or topics Special Purpose Maps

  8. Special Purpose Maps could be: • A climate map

  9. Special Purpose Maps could be: • A historical map

  10. Special Purpose Maps could be: • A population density map

  11. Road Maps Special Purpose Maps could be:

  12. Special Purpose Maps could be: • Rainfall • Land Use • Resource/product • Growing season • Elevation • Population • Shown by: color, symbols, and patterns

  13. 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