Presentation on theme: "Maps vs. Globes Do YOU know the difference?. The tools that geographers use the most often are MAPS and GLOBES. A map is FLAT drawing that shows all or."— Presentation transcript:
The tools that geographers use the most often are MAPS and GLOBES. A map is FLAT drawing that shows all or part of the Earth’s surface. A globe is a SPHERICAL, or ball- shaped, model of the entire planet. Try it! Place the characteristics of maps and globes in the appropriate section of the Venn Diagram.
There are THREE types of maps 1.POLITICAL MAPS: Show major political features of a region. Country Borders Capital Cities STAR symbol Use different colors to show countries
There are THREE types of maps 2. PHYSICAL MAPS: Show major physical features of a region. Mountain ranges Rivers Oceans Islands Deserts Plains Shows different elevations
There are THREE types of Maps 3. SPECIAL-PURPOSE MAPS: Focus on one special topic Topics can include: Climate, resources, or population Information may be shown with colors, arrows, dots or other symbols
FIVE PARTS OF A MAP 1.TITLE: shows what the subject of the map is 2. COMPASS ROSE: indicates north, south, east and west 3.SCALE: represent distances between points on a map 4.LEGEND: or KEY explains what symbols represent 5.LOCATOR MAP: shows where in the world the area on the map is located
Prime Meridian VS. Equator Prime Meridian: an imaginary line that runs North to South on the globe and represents ZERO degrees longitude. Equator: an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South Poles and represents ZERO degrees latitude.
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