Identify and describe the three types of maps
completing this lab module, you should be able to:
Use latitude and longitude to find an absolute location
Explain the difference between large and small scale maps Calculate map scale Identify and describe the three types of maps
Interpret contour maps Identify changes in land use and land cover using remotely sensed images
This lab module examines fundamental concepts and tools geographers use to
location, geospatial technologies, map types and scale. While these topics may
seem disparate, you will learn how they are inherently related.
The modules start with four opening topics, or vignettes, found in the
accompanying Google Earth file. These vignettes introduce basic concepts related to
geospatial tools and technologies. Some of the vignettes have animations, videos,
or short articles that will provide another perspective or visual explanation for the
topic at hand. After reading each vignette and associated links, answer the
following questions. Please note that some components of this lab may take a while
to download or open, especially if you have a slow internet connection.
Expand GEOGRAPHER’S TOOLS, and then expand the INTRODUCTION folder.
Double-click Topic 1: Tools for Geography.
Read Topic 1: Tools for Geography.
Question 1: According to the article, what are three geographic technologies
geographers use to study the Earth?
A. GIS, GPS, and compasses
B. GPS, remote sensing, and GIS
C. GIS, AutoCAD, and remote sensing
D. GPS, Glovis, and GIS
Read Topic 2: Maps.
Question 2: In what state was the first topographic map (relief map using
contour lines) issued in the United States?
Read Topic 3: Coordinate Systems and Location.
Question 3: What continent is found at grid cell 35N?
A. The continent of Africa
B. The continent of Australia
C. The continent of Europe
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