Maps provide an essential tool to learn about
the world. There are many types of maps: two-dimensional,
planar, conic, and cylindrical. The type of map that is utilized
depends on the objective for the reader. Students will compare
two types of world maps: two-dimensional and cylindrical.
Students will be able to:
1. Compare the data that may be acquired from two different types of
2. Identify the continents.
3. Identify the oceans.
Geography Education Standard
The World in Spatial
Standard 1: How to use maps and other geographic
representations, tools, and technologies to acquire,
process, and report information.
good source for information on types of maps and projections
on site index
on projections: making maps to read about different
types of maps and their purposes.
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