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Maps, distortion, and meaning

Mark S. Monmonier

Maps, distortion, and meaning

by Mark S. Monmonier

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Published by Association of American Geographers in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maps.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 49-51.

    StatementMark S. Monmonier.
    SeriesResource paper - Association of American Geographers, Commission on College Geography ; no. 75-4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGA151 .M67
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 51 p. :
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4900517M
    ISBN 100892911204
    LC Control Number76044640

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Maps, Distortion and Meaning (Resource paper - Association of American Geographers, Commission on College Geography ; no.

) by Mark S. Monmonier (Author)Cited by: Maps, distortion, and meaning. / Monmonier, Mark. Washington: Association of American Geographers, 51 p. (Resource paper (Association of American by: The document is designed to help map readers comprehend the uses and limitations of maps.

Intended predominantly for college students of Maps, graphic arts, and public communication, the resource paper should also be of general interest to informed citizens and map enthusiasts. The document is presented in six chapters.

Chapter I discusses and defines major elements and meaning book to all maps Cited by: 3. Get this from a library. Maps, distortion, and meaning. [Mark S Monmonier]. Maps, Distortion and Meaning 作者: Mark S. Monmonier 出版社: Assn of Amer Geographers 出版年: 页数: 51 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN:   Figure 3.

A map published by the Research Institute of America that shows how the Communists (USSR) threaten nations around the world. Cornell University – PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography. The intent of these historical examples is clearly evident.

These maps employ egregious embellishments and seek to influence opinions. Distortions. Maps The Robinson projection is not conformal; shapes are distorted more than they would be in a truly conformal projection.

However, shapes are not distorted very badly within about 45° north or south of the equator or within about 45° of the map’s central meridian. Whether you treat the earth as a sphere or a spheroid, you must transform its three-dimensional surface to create a flat map mathematical transformation is commonly referred to as a map projection.

One easy way to understand how map projections alter spatial properties is to visualize shining a light through the earth onto a surface, called the projection surface. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. When you have eliminated the JavaScript, whatever remains must be an empty page.

Enable JavaScript to see Google Maps. Maps are generally accepted as precise and accurate, which is true but only to a point. A map of the entire world, without distortion of any kind, has yet to be produced; therefore it is vital that one questions where that distortion is on the map that they are using.

A map of a small area usually has less distortion because there is only a slight curve of the Earth to contend with. A map of a large area, such as maps of continents or the world, are significantly distorted because the curvature of the Earth over such a large area is extreme.

Why does Greenland appear larger on most maps than it actually is. Eratosthenes. A Greek scholar who worked in the third century B.C.E, who accurately calculated the circumference of the Earth by using the sun's angle on the summer solstice along two points of the Nile River, which was the Alexandria and Syene.

Formal regions. An area that has similarities in terms of one or a few physical or cultural features. noun. an act or instance of distorting. the state of being distorted or the relative degree or amount by which something is distorted or distorts. Optics. an aberration of a lens or system of lenses in which Missing: Maps.

Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa. You may be surprised at what you find.

A great tool for educators. Inspired by Krause's map, James Talmage, and Damon Maneice, two computer developers based out of Detroit, created an interactive graphic that really puts the distortion caused by the Mercator map. World Map for Kids. National Geographic's The World for Kids wall map is an enticing and engaging world map perfect for classroom, home or library.

Recommended by geography educators for agesthis map features an optimized map design for readability and easy, intuitive learning. Introduction to Maps: As a result of this feature, angles drawn on this type of map are correct.

Distortion on a Mercator map increases at an increasing rate as one moves toward higher latitudes. Mercator maps are used in navigation because a line drawn between two points of. In cartography, a map projection is a way to flatten a globe 's surface into a plane in order to make a map.

This requires a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations from the surface of the globe into locations on a plane. All projections of a sphere on a plane necessarily distort the surface in some way and to some extent.

Map Projections: Distortion. No projection allows us to flatten the globe without distorting it. Distortion ellipses help us to visualize what type of distortion a map projection has caused, how much distortion occurred, and where it occurred.

The ellipses show how imaginary circles on the globe are deformed because of a particular. Distortion definition is - the act of twisting or altering something out of its true, natural, or original state: the act of distorting. How to use distortion in a g: Maps.

However, a well-designed map projection can offer the convenience of working in plane Cartesian coordinates and still keep the inevitable distortion at manageable levels at the same time. One of the most common in engineering and land surveying is the local coordinate system.Thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterned in proportion to the measurements of the statistical variable being displayed.

Fuller Using the surface of a polyhedron, it is unfolded to a net in many different ways and flattened to form a two dimensional map which retains most of the globe's proportional integrity.Everyone has mental maps that they use to get around, no matter how "good they are with directions".

Picture your neighborhood, for example. You probably have a clear map in your mind of where you live that allows you to navigate to the nearest coffee shop, your friend's house, your place of work, and more without the help of technology or physical maps.