Types of Maps Presented by: Wendy P. Bataller III-6 BEED
Maps are used extensively Throughout society. Learning to recognize what a map Has to offer is an important skill.
Maps are ingenious inventions of man, without which we would Have to spent scores of ours locating places and wasting Precious time by getting lost.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Climate map It gives general information about the climate and precipitation(rain and snow )of a region. These maps actually map factors such as temperature, precipitation, seasonal variations and various geographical features that help distinguish the several climate zones. z
Different Types of Maps and their uses Economic map Feature the type of natural resources or economic activity that dominates an area.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Physical map Show the earth’ s landforms and bodies of water the maps used lines, shading, tints, spot elevations, and different colors to show elevation and distinguish the mountains from the lowlands.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Political map • It indicates state and national boundaries and capital and major cities. • it locate a country, city or state.
Different Types of Maps and their uses road map • Show major – some minor highways – and roads, airports, railroad tracks, cities and other points of interest in an area. • People used road maps to plan trips and for driving directions. • It help people locate a business that might be advertising in a newspaper.
Different Types of Maps and their uses topographicmap • Include contour lines to show the shape and elevation of an area. • Lines that are close together indicate steep terrain, and lines that are far apart indicate terrain.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Atlases • Atlases are collections of maps of regions, countries, continents, or the world. Such maps are accurate only to a degree and can be used for general information only.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Geographic Maps • Provide an overall idea of the mapped area in relation to climate, population, relief, vegetation, and hydrography. They also show the general location of major urban areas.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Tourist Road Maps • Maps of a region in which the main means of transportation and areas of interest are shown. Some of these maps show secondary networks of roads, historic sites, museums, and beaches in detail. They may contain road and time distance between points.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Orthophoto maps These maps show land features using color-enhanced photographic images which have been processed to show detail in true position. They may or may not include contours. Because imagery naturally depicts an area in a more true-to-life manner than the conventional line map, the orthophoto map provides an excellent portrayal of extensive areas of sand, marsh, or flat agricultural areas.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Relief maps maps that show relief data using contour lines, colors, and/or shading to evidence the elevation.Shaded relief maps show topographic features by using shading to simulate the appearance of sunlight and shadows. Steep mountains will have dark shadows, while flat lands will have no shadows.
Different Types of Maps and their uses Geologic maps map of the different types of rocks that are on the surface of the Earth. By mapping different rock types, geologists can determine the relationships between different rock formations which can then be used to find mineral resources, oil, and gravel deposits
Different Types of Maps and their uses Environmental maps maps include maps that look at human's activity in urban and metropolitan areas and the environment in which we all live. Maps that illustratephysiographic features such as forests, grassland, woodland, tundra, grazing land, ocean floors, and ocean sediments could be included in this large grouping.
Map projections Maps are called projections because map-makers have to project a 3-D surface onto a 2-D map. A projection is a representation of one thing onto another, such as a curved 3-Dimensional surface (like the Earth) onto a flat 2-Dimensional map. There are 3 major types of projections: cylindrical, conic, and planar.
A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there. H. Stanley Judd