Lesson 1

Peruse the maps found here and here and answer the following questions:

1)  What kinds of features are common to both?

2)  What kinds of features distinguish each map? Don’t forget to consider issues of orientation and scaling. What kinds information did the cartographer want to emphasize for each map? What kinds of information did the cartographer either mute or omit?

3)  For each of the maps above, find two or three more maps that were drawn to be used for a similar purpose. What features are consistent across all of the maps that were used for this purpose.

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