Maps tell us more than just how to find the way. They reveal how people have seen their world at different times and in different places. Understanding Maps of Our World is a comprehensive introduction to how and why we make and use maps.
Teaches basic map skills and navigation
Explains technical aspects of cartography in accessible language
Diagrams illustrate how to make and read maps
Meets curriculum standards for the Age of Exploration
Supplements math standards for measurement and geometry
The compilation of urban maps presents cartographers with a unique set of problems. This book examines some of the most challenging difficulties, including the question of how to represent large numbers of tightly packed features within a tiny area on a small-scale map.