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Maps in Geography - Chapter Summary
These video lessons can help you review key concepts related to maps of the Earth's surface, including their features, landmarks and design. Some of the topics covered in this chapter include:
- Definition and types of geography
- Map projection
- Types of maps
- Latitude and longitude
- Time zones
- Typography maps
Each video is taught by an engaging, experienced instructor who uses illustrations and relevant examples to present important points. You can complete the multiple-choice quiz at the end of each video to test your understanding of the points, and an end-of-chapter test is also available to help you figure out if you are ready to move on to the next chapter.
1. What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types
This lesson will define and explore the study of geography. In doing this, it will also explain the two main branches of geography, which are physical and cultural geography.
2. 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'.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. US Time Zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern
This lesson will explain and show the four major time zones of the United States. It will also highlight the work of Fleming, the Standard Time Act of 1918, and daylight saving time.
6. Using & Understanding Topographic Maps
Topographic maps are useful because they help us understand and locate topographic features on Earth's surface. But in order to properly read a topographic map, you need to be able to interpret its lines, symbols, and shapes correctly.
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