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GEOG 1280 Lecture 2: Lecture 2

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University of Manitoba
GEOG 1280
Bruce G.Erickson

OS82 Unit 3: Maps The map: People have created and used maps as the essential tools to help them define, explain and navigate their way through the world. The Map and the process of mapping the world represents a significant forward step in the advancement of knowledge people could share from one to another. From Latin mappa to cover allows for explanation of spatial relationships Scale: Direction: Symbols the maps framework characteristics which make maps easier to interpret Tool to process leads to understanding understanding of region important aspects To make featured observable Limits of mapping Maps Work Power is a measure of work: operate effectively. Authoritative, everpresent. Maps get things done Maps leverage words Maps are engines that convert social energy to social work, machine that gets work done... links things in space, brings proposition of territory into being Social Energy Map Knowledge Map Metaphor: Maps have become essential to our sense of the world. (wipe it off the map, put it on the map, map our futures) All Maps Need MAPS NEED: Scale o Is able to vary. MAPS NEED: Title Describes the purpose of the map MAPS NEED: Legend Symbols represent what appears on a map MAPS NEED: Direction Indicator Orientation doesnt have to put N at the top Early Maps
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