- Define map scale
- List and describe several ways of expressing scale on a map
- Discuss how scale factor influences scale
- Transform map scales
- List several common reference systems
- Describe why coordinate systems are used on maps
- Describe the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)coordinate system
- Describe the Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) coordinate system
- Describe the State Plane (SPC) Coordinate System
- Describe the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
TERMS TO KNOW
- map scale
- representative fraction (RF)
- verbal statement
- graphic or bar scale
- scale factor (SF)
- geographical coordinate system
- rectangular or plane coordinates
- cartesian coordinates
- grid reference
- false easting
- north easting
- Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
- Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS)
- State Plane Coordinate (SPC)
- US Rectangular Land Survey System or the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
READING / LECTURE / CLASS DISCUSSION
Chapter 6 - Scale, Reference and Coordinate Systems
Elements of Cartography
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ACTIVE LEARNING EXERCISECollaborative mapping with Google Maps.
- Create a google account.
- Send me your email and I will invite you to collaborate on a map of our class.
- Create a point where you live. Change the icon to something you like.
- Draw a line, tracing the roads, from your house to school.
- Include any other 'points of interest' on you way to school.
- Click 'Link to this page'
- Click 'Customize and preview embedded map'
- Zoom into the extent you want to display.
- Select all the code.
- Login to your blog
- Create a new post
- Click the 'Edit HTML' tab
- Paste the HTML into the window
- Preview your blog
- It should look something like below!
View Larger Map