Presentation on theme: "Bellringer: 1. On this day in 1964: “He was the lone assassin.” 2. By the end of class you will be able to explain maps. 3. There is a quiz tomorrow over."— Presentation transcript:
Bellringer: 1. On this day in 1964: “He was the lone assassin.” 2. By the end of class you will be able to explain maps. 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 the location notes from Mr. Bird’s website.
Cartography The science of making maps. Cartographer: someone who makes maps
Parts of a Map Texas Counties Title Legend or Key Compass Rose Scale
Maps vs. Globes Globes are accurate because the earth is a sphere Globes distort nothing Globes are difficult to carry around in your pocket Maps are easily transportable World maps are distorted since the earth is not flat Most distort the areas near the poles Maps of smaller areas (i.e. Hood County) are accurate
A map does not always show the shortest distance between two points. The GREAT CIRCLE ROUTE is like taking a string and stretching it across a globe to find the shortest distance.
Map Projections Common projection – minimal distortion of size and shape. Shown as having rounded sides and flattened top and bottom.
Interrupted Projections How would these projections be good or bad?
Other projections Remember – all projections distort something!
It’s all about perspective! What is different about this map?
Types of Maps Physical Map – shows physical features and topography
Political Map – shows man-made boundaries and political divisions.
Special Purpose Map – features one item to focus on Road Map Growing Zones Seating Layout
Here is a map of the world:
Look at the same map: This map shows the infant mortality rate… …babies who die before they are one year old. This type of map is a “Cartogram”.
This cartogram shows the number of people with AIDS.
These cartograms shows the people who smoke by gender. Men Who Smoke Women Who Smoke
This is a cartogram showing people who drink alcohol.
This is a cartogram showing how people die from….. Why so many in Japan?
What would a cartogram of McDonald’s Restaurants look like?