# Gumshoe Geography Notes Part II. Gumshoes, Good work on part I. of your Geography Training. You are getting closer to graduating from Gumshoe training.

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Gumshoe Geography Notes Part II. Gumshoes, Good work on part I. of your Geography Training. You are getting closer to graduating from Gumshoe training school. Be on the lookout for Carmen. The photograph above shows her in a crowd in the only populated continent that is entirely in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres. Any clue as to where she might be?

Geography Training Part II. Map skills o Directions: There are four cardinal directions a. North b. South c. East d. West o There are also four intermediate directions. -Intermediate means, “between” a. Northeast b. Northwest c. Southeast d. Southwest

Geography Training Part II. All maps are smaller than the part of the earth that they show. All maps are smaller than the part of the earth that they show. The scale, or relative size, will tell you how much smaller map distances are than real distances. The scale, or relative size, will tell you how much smaller map distances are than real distances. Most map scales are measured in miles and kilometers. Most map scales are measured in miles and kilometers. Geographers use a conversion factor. For example, one inch on the map might stand for 100 miles. Geographers use a conversion factor. For example, one inch on the map might stand for 100 miles. Then 5 inches on the map would equal how many miles? Then 5 inches on the map would equal how many miles? We usually convert miles to inches, and kilometers to centimeters. We usually convert miles to inches, and kilometers to centimeters. A kilometer is a metric conversion. A kilometer is a metric conversion. The rest of the world, with the exception of the U.S., Liberia (Africa), and Myanmar (Southeast Asia) uses the metric system to measure. The rest of the world, with the exception of the U.S., Liberia (Africa), and Myanmar (Southeast Asia) uses the metric system to measure. It operates on a base 10 system so it is easier to use. It operates on a base 10 system so it is easier to use. 1 kilometer = 1,000 meters 1 kilometer = 1,000 meters 1 kilometer = about.62 miles 1 kilometer = about.62 miles

Geography Training Part II.

Information on maps can be shown by symbols Information on maps can be shown by symbols A symbol is anything that stands for something else. A symbol is anything that stands for something else. For example, = a forest on your map. For example, = a forest on your map. We place all of the symbols in a map in the map key. We place all of the symbols in a map in the map key. The map key explains what each symbol stands for. The map key explains what each symbol stands for.

Geography Training Part II. Most maps have a special purpose. Most maps have a special purpose. We classify maps into different types. We classify maps into different types. The first is the Political Map The first is the Political Map -The Political Map shows countries, capitals, and other important political features. Political Maps show boundaries and divisions. Political Maps show boundaries and divisions.

Geography Training Part II. Physical Maps- Physical Maps- -Physical Maps show the natural features of the earth. The earth’s physical features include, continents, oceans, islands, lakes, rivers mountains, plains, and deserts. The earth’s physical features include, continents, oceans, islands, lakes, rivers mountains, plains, and deserts. One example of a physical map is a landform map One example of a physical map is a landform map - A landform map shows how the earth’s surface varies from place to place.

Geography Training Part II. Grid Maps Grid Maps -A grid map has a number-letter grid that makes it easy to find places. -Each square on the map can be identified by its letter and number.

Geography Training Part II. Thematic maps Thematic maps -Thematic maps are maps that show how things such as population, rainfall, language and religion are distributed in the different parts of the world. -Thematic maps are maps that show how things such as population, rainfall, language and religion are distributed in the different parts of the world.

Geography Training Part II. Thematic Map

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