Regions: How do Geographers Address Where Things Are?

Chapter 1.1 (pp. 6 - 15)

1. / Define cartography
2. / Explain what the two purposes of a map are AND give an example of how each purpose might be used in the real world.
Purpose 1 / Purpose 2
3. / Match the description on the left with the correct civilization, person, or place on the right.
______/ The earliest known maps that still survive were drawn by these people.
He was the 1st person to use the word geography
The father of Chinese mapmaking.
Port city that was a center of geographic though and cartography in the ancient world.
His maps were used during the Roman period and throughout most of the Middle Ages in Europe.
Greek scientist who demonstrated that the earth was a sphere.
They created some of the 1st navigational maps or charts by using sticks. / ¨  Aristotle
¨  Babylonians
¨  Eratosthenes
¨  Polynesians
¨  Ptolemy
¨  Phei Hsiu
¨  Miletus
4. / Map scale compares the relationship between a feature’s ______size with its ______size.
List the three types of scale and draw an example of each.
Explain the difference between a small scale map (the world) and larger scale map (Florida).
5. / The best representation of the earth is a ______.
All flat maps distort land and/or water areas. In what four ways do these maps distort the world?
A) / B) / C) / D)
Why do most textbooks and atlases use equal area projections to portray the earth?
6. / How did the Land Ordinance of 1785 literally shape the political landscape of the American West?
7. / Identify these tools used by modern geographers that help them interpret earth’s surface.
Remote Sensing –