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Assignment B - Cartographic Communication

Due July 6

Please submit a formal essay based on the data you gather on the worksheet below.
The purpose of this exercise is to examine the limitations of map communication.
A non-computer version of this assignment is on reserve in the Library.

You will choose a map of a country in your region from a paper map or atlas to compare to other maps of the same place on the internet. Try to find a varitey of thematic maps, general reference maps, and satellite photographs to compare. Write the map title, URL, and full citation for each map.

map:______________________________ Paper map

map:______________________________ Online Atlases and Map Collections

map:______________________________ Earth Viewer (satellite photos), Remote Sensing

map:______________________________ World Atlas Matt Rosenberg

ESSAY: You have examined four maps of the same place. Why is each map so different from the others? Summarize the different impressions you get of the region from these maps focusing on the following criteria:

Consult an atlas and the websites below for information on how maps are made.
Assignment A - Making a Map
Cartographic Communication - U. of Texas, Austin
Cartography and Understanding Maps - Matt Rosenberg
Color Use Guidelines - Cynthia A. Brewer

Use the following worksheet to gather ideas for your essay. This worksheet is for your own analysis, but will NOT be turned in. Submit as an individual essay for credit.
Don't forget to include full citations and a bibliography to tell me where you got your maps and other information.

Map 1_________________________

purpose:

scale:

methods:

limits:

accuracy:
 
 

Map 2_________________________

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accuracy:
 
 

Map 3_________________________

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accuracy:
 
 

Map 4_________________________

purpose:

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accuracy: