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
While printed maps are still widely used, modern technology has created a vast range of new ways of presenting geographical information. This book looks at some of the most exciting recent developments, including computer-generated maps and three-dimensional simulations.