Maps and Map Projections Mr. Gritman’s Geography Class Maps ► Globes Most accurate map someone can have. ► Physical Maps Displays physical features of a region. ► Political Maps Displays political boundaries and cities. ► Physical / Political Maps Combination map ► Special Purpose Maps Maps that display specific or “special” information. Physical Maps Political Maps Political / Physical Special Purpose Maps Map Terms ► Compass Rose Displays the Directions ► Legend or Key Explains the symbols on the map. ► Scale Bar Demonstrates distance and scale. Map Projections ► It is not useful to use a globe for travel or reference…therefore: The surface of the Globe is removed and stretched out on a flat surface so it can be used. Each of them have advantages and disadvantages. Mercator Projection Goode’s Interrupted Projection Winkle Triple Projection Robinson Projection Questions ► Why would someone want to use a Mercator Projection Map? ► Why would someone use a Goode’s Interrupted Projection Map? ► Why would someone want to use a Winkle Triple Projection Map?