Mapping Communities

Mapping Communities

by Melanie Waldron


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How can online maps help you find things?

Why do some transport maps straighten out routes?

What is a pictorial map?

Find the answers to these questions and more in Let's Get Mapping! In Mapping Communities you'll learn about town maps, transport maps, and other maps for small communities. Reading this book will give you the skills to map your own community!

Each title in the Let's Get Mapping! series features:

a range of maps, from historical to online

explanations of different types of maps

a mapping activity to put what you've learned into action!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410949073
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Let's Get Mapping!
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Melanie Waldron worked in children's publishing for many years before becoming a full-time author. She has written many non-fiction books for young people and specializes in science and geography topics.

Table of Contents

What Is a Map? 4

A World of Communities 6

Maps for Small Communities 8

A Sense of Scale 10

Maps for Larger Communities 12

Which Way Is Up? 14

Getting Around 16

How Far Is It? 18

Using Maps 20

Online Maps 22

Maps in History 24

Making Maps Today 26

Get Mapping! 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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