2 1. On this day in 1964: “He was the lone assassin.” Bellringer:1. On this day in 1964: “He was the lone assassin.”2. By the end of class you will be able to explainmaps.3. There is a quiz tomorrow over latitude, longitude,and the earth-sun relationship.Note: If you were absent yesterday you will need to get thelocation notes from Mr. Bird’s website.
8 Parts of a MapTitleLegendorKeyTexas CountiesCompassRoseScale
9 Maps vs. Globes Globes are accurate because the earth is a sphere Globes distort nothingGlobes are difficult to carry around in your pocketMaps are easily transportableWorld maps are distorted since the earth is not flatMost distort the areas near the polesMaps of smaller areas (i.e. Hood County) are accurate
10 The GREAT CIRCLE ROUTE is like taking a string and stretching itacross a globe to find theshortest distance.A map does not always showthe shortest distance betweentwo points.
11 Map ProjectionsCommon projection – minimal distortion of size and shape. Shown as having rounded sides and flattened top and bottom.
12 Interrupted Projections How would these projections be good or bad?
13 Other projectionsRemember – all projections distort something!
14 It’s all about perspective! What is different about this map?
15 Types of MapsPhysical Map – shows physical features and topography
16 Political Map – shows man-made boundaries and political divisions.
17 Special Purpose Map – features one item to focus on Growing ZonesRoad MapSeating Layout