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Ch 52: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Cartographic Methods

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Make studying for the CLEP Social Science and History exam simple by utilizing this chapter's helpful resources. Get a quality understanding of various cartographic methods using short lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Cartographic Methods - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview of cartographic methods can be utilized to ensure you're ready to address this subject on the CLEP Social Science and History exam. Review fun lessons to boost your knowledge of cartography, the world map, geographic coordinates and more. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Share the definition and history of cartography
  • Pinpoint the major geographical regions on the world map
  • List and describe different types of maps and map scales
  • Describe Mercator, gnomonic and conic map projections
  • Discuss latitude, longitude and elevation in the geographic coordinate system
  • Provide details about geography tools like maps, GPS and GIS
  • Explain how a Geographic Information System uses maps and locations

Lessons in this chapter are available 24/7 to ensure your study of cartographic methods aligns with your busy schedule. Review them as many times as you'd like to fully absorb the information in this chapter. Clarify any concepts you don't understand by sending lesson topic questions to our experts. Feel confident that you're ready to answer questions on the exam by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 52: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Cartographic Methods
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The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

1. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

2. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.

What is a Map Scale? - Definition, Types & Examples

3. What is a Map Scale? - Definition, Types & Examples

Although incredibly useful, maps would have no meaning without a set of symbols and rules by which to read them. In this lesson, you will learn about map scale, the different types of scales, and a few examples of how they work.

Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

4. Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

This lesson will explain and illustrate the Mercator, gnomonic, and conic map projections. In doing this, it will highlight the strengths and flaws of each while also defining the term 'cartographer'.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

5. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

6. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

7. Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

A Geographic Information System uses smart maps to describe geographical relationships. Learn how organizations use spatial analysis to improve decision making.

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