MAPS AND ITS TYPES

Maps are useful because they illustrate specific and detailed features of a given area, region, or continent. They represent features such as boundaries, topography, physical features, climate, and even economic activities. There are different kinds of maps: 

TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Shows large-scale information of relief  mainly by the use of contour lines . The map shows both human-made and natural topographical features.  

Resultado de imagen de topographic map

POLITICAL MAP: A political map is a map that shows the political features of an area, country, or region. It shows a region or country’s different territorial borders or boundaries, the location of major areas or cities, and significant land masses and bodies of water

Resultado de imagen de political  map

PHYSICAL MAP: As the name suggests, physical maps are maps that have been designed to show the physical or natural landscape features of the Earth. The maps are best known to show several geographical features such as soil type, mountains, rivers, seas, capes, gulfs, straits and so on.

Resultado de imagen de physical  map of the world

THEMATIC MAP: A thematic map is a map designed to highlight a theme connected with a specific geographic area.  Thematic map focus on a specific subject area and uses base data only as a point of reference for the feature being mapped. Thematic maps also put emphasis on a spatial variation on a number of geographical distributions such as climate, population density, and health. 

Resultado de imagen de thematic  map of the world climates

TEACHER´S CORNER:

Lesson plan on types of maps and elements of maps.

NOTES:

UNIT 1

POWER POINTS

Mapping

types-of-maps

WORKSHEETS TO PRACTICE

Map Analysis Worksheet (2)

City Map Reading Activity

Map Reading Activity2

North,South,East,West Worksheet packet

land use in oregon

elevation maps

types of maps.

vegetation map

resourcemapspractice

product map

political maps

VIDEOS TO REVIEW

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/map-skills/

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