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GEO-Geography Tools

The different types of tools geographers use.

QuestionAnswer
Map A flat representation of a part of Earth.
Atlas A book of maps.
Globe A model of the Earth used to avoid distortions in spatial relations on the world.
Aerial Photography Photographs taken from the sky and used to take measurements or create maps.
Satellite Photography Like aerial photos but taken from space.
Information Graphics (Infographics) Visual representations of data.
GIS (Geographic Information System) A computer based program used to store, manage, and analyze data.
Maps Can show lots of different information, including locations of places in the world. Use projection to display a round object (Earth) on a flat surface (map).
Atlas Contains maps of the world or a region of the world. Can be very helpful for traveling.
Globe Provides an accurate scale of how far apart locations are and can be used to compare the size of different locations.
Aerial Photographs Can be taken from airplanes, balloons, or even kites.
Infographics Show information using pictures or symbols. They can be as simple as a bar graph or they can be very complex.
GIS (Geographic Information System) Is more than a map because it can pull up a lot of information. Can help Geographers make decisions by showing how information relates to locations.
Created by: ColbyHistory