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WGU IOC4 Module 8a

WGU IOC4 Module 8a Maps

Show the contour of the area with contour lines, shading, or raised relief (3-dimensional) to indicate elevation and shape. Relief Map
Use contour lines or shading to demonstrate long-term weather conditions. Climate Map
Use contour lines and colors to demonstrate elevation. Include elevation data for artificial structures. Topographical Map
Use lines or colors to demonstrate the boundaries of political entites, such as countries, states, cities, boundaries, populations, and affiliations. Most common type of map. Political Map
Shows the roads, highways, and often distances between cities. Road Map
A map projection that uses an unrolled cylindrical surface. The meridians of longitude which converge at the pole on a globe, are all parallel. Cylindrical Projection
Introduced in the 20th century, superimposed a cone on the global surface.Meridians appear as straight lines converging on one point. Preserve shape and relationship, but fail to show relationship to the globe. Conic Projection
Utilize horizontal parallels to project the globe. Offereasy understanding because of a familiar perspective. Equal Area Projection
The first (cylindrical) projection map created in the 16th Century by Gerard Mercator. Preserved basic shape, but distorted the size increasingly towards the poles. Mercator
Created a modified version of the Mollweide map by creating an orthophanic (right appearing) map that sacrifices some precision for the sake of appearance. Robinson
A 19th century cartographer credited with creating one of the best equal-area map projections. Maps of this type are often named after him. Mollweide
One of the four principal compass points north, south, east, and west; also called cardinal point. Cardinal Direction
A graduated line, as on a map, representing proportionate size. Scale
Demonstrate physical characteristics of the subject area such as mountains, lakes, and rivers. Physical Maps
The simplest solution to representing the world without distortion. Scale presents problems for anything beyond geo-positioning. Globe
The process of tracing the lines from a three dimensional object onto a two-dimensional surface Map projection
Current mapping technologies that are quickly overcoming most obstacles to scale, dimension, and relation. GPS, Satelite Cartography, Global Imaging, Google Maps
An organization that furthers the theory the Earth is flat rather than a sphere. The modern organization was founded by Englishman Samuel Shenton in 1956. Flat Earth Society
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