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Understand Maps and Cartography - Geography - About.com
Read this article to learn about the history and development of cartography. Learn about early cartography in Greece, Rome, China and the Middle East as well ...
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The History of Cartography - Geography - About.com
Read this article to learn about the history and development of cartography. Learn about early cartography in Greece, Rome, China and the Middle East as well ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/fl/The-History-of-Cartography.htm
The Future of Paper Maps? - Geography - About.com
Do GIS, GPS, smart phones, and computers mean the end of paper maps? Explore the future of paper maps and cartography on Geography at About.com.
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/Future-Of-Paper-Maps.htm
Basics of Map Reading for Beginners - Geography - About.com
There are conventions used in cartography which allow a map to be read efficiently and quickly. A good map will have a legend or key which will show the user ...
http://geography.about.com/od/studygeography/a/mapparts.htm
Peters Projection - Geography - About.com
Unfortunately, the media fell for Peter's argument and, due to a lack of understanding about cartography, presented Peters' idea as the greatest thing since ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa030201a.htm
The Role of Colors on Maps - Geography - About.com
Cartographers utilize color on a map to represent certain features. Color use is often consistent across different types of maps by different cartographers or ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/mapcolors.htm
Major Branches of Geography
Cartography. It has often been said that geography is anything that can be mapped. While all geographers know how to display their research on maps, the  ...
http://geography.about.com/od/studygeography/a/branchesgeog_2.htm
Mercator Projection - Geography - About.com
As far back as 1902, a cartographer warned, "People's ideas of geography are not founded on actual facts but on Mercator's map." (Monmonier, 21) In 1947, ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa030201b.htm
Biography of Anaximander - Geography - About.com
The Greek philosopher Anaximander made many significant contributions to early geography and cartography and he is believed to have created the first ...
http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/fl/Biography-of-Anaximander.htm
Map Jokes - Humor - Geography
Q. Why did the cartographer put a band-aid on the map? A. Because it had a bleeding edge. Q. What do John Wayne and a map key have in common?
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blhumor9.htm
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