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Maps and their Meanings. Produce a map that is relevant to you and your life. Share your maps and the process you followed in the creation of the map with th e other members of your group. Given the maps you have produced, how would you define the noun map?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Maps and their Meanings

Maps and their Meanings

Produce a map that is relevant to you and your life.Share your maps and the process you followed in the creation of the map with the other members of your groupGiven the maps you have produced, how would you define the noun map?Come to a consensus within your group.DefinitionsA drawing or other representation of the earth's surface or a part of it made on a flat surface, showing the distribution of physical or geographical features (and often also including socio-economic, political, agricultural, meteorological, etc., information), with each point in the representation corresponding to an actual geographical position according to a fixed scale or projection; a similar representation of the positions of stars in the sky, the surface of a planet, or the like. Also: a plan of the form or layout of something, as a route, a building, etc. (OED)

World Map

DefinitionsAn abstraction of the real world that is used to depict, analyze, store, and communicate spatially organized information about physical and cultural phenomena. Dictionary of Physical Geography at geography-dictionary.orgPolynesian Stick Chart

Definitions'graphic representations that facilitate a spatial understanding of things, concepts, conditions, processes or events in the human world' From Harley and Woodward, The History of Cartography (1987)

Map?

Map?

Map?

Map?

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The Subjectivity of Maps

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Map as Text

a book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form: a text which explores pain and griefOED thus like texts, maps can be analysed beyond what they superficially show--21