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Making a world map means representing the curved surface of a whole sphere on a flat piece of paper. There are different ways to do it. The oldest way is to imagine a light at the center of the glass globe, with the continents all opaque. The shadow of the continents on a flat screen becomes the map. When this is done, shapes and areas are altered. In particular the land near the North and South poles is stretched and appears much bigger than it is. The earth which has spherical surface can be represented without any distortion only on the globe.

Map

A map is a representative of the earth's surface or a part of it is drawn in a flat piece of paper. Maps may be small scale or large scale. There are different types of map such as wall maps and atlas maps giving general structure of a large area of continents or countries and topographic and thematic maps giving general structure of a larger area.

Sketch map

A sketch map is drawn without measuring, but it shows relative positions. A sketch map does not consider scale. It only takes care about direction and relative locations.



  • Making a world map means representing the curved surface of a whole sphere on a flat piece of paper.
  • A map is a representative of the earth's surface or a part of it is drawn in a flat piece of paper.
  • There are different types of map such as wall maps and atlas maps giving general structure of a large area of continents or countries and topographic and thematic maps giving general structure of a larger area.
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He walks to the left along the path. He passes a temple on his left and the path turns to the left and crosses the river. He goes through a bridge. There are some shops on either side of the path. After few minutes he climbs down steps walking through the fields.

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  • A ______ is a representative of the earth's surface or a part of it is drawn in a flat piece of paper.

    map
    sketch
    painting
    globe
  • When we make map ______ are altered.

    area
    shape
    both shape and area
    nothing
  • While drawing a sketch map _________.

    distance is in a ratio of 1:3
    distance is measured exactly
    distance is in a ratio of 1:2
    distance is not measured
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