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Functional Region

Regions where the defining feature of the region is based around a central place or feature

2

Perceptual Region

Imaginary regions with no officially agreed upon boundaries

3

Political Map

Usually colored by country or by state

4

Physical Map

Has colors that make natural patterns stand out

5

Climate Map

The climate of a place is the weather it has season by season

6

Land Use Resource Map

Shows how land is being used

7

Population Map

Helps people understand the overall distribution of population in a particular area

8

Thematic Map

Features a particular topic or type of information

9

Service Map

Features information about the use of a space in a particular economic location

10

Topographic Map

Represents a small area including elevation with contour lines, natural features and man-made features

11

Contour Map

Contour lines represent the elevation at a line

12

Elevation Map

Maps that show elevation by using color or shading

13

Economic Map

Features the major types of natural resources or economic activity in an area

14

Historic Map

Shows information about past events and where they occurred

15

Sketch Map

A map drawn from observation and represents the main features of an area

16

GIS Map

GIS is a system or tool for displaying & analyzing data related to positions on the Earth's surface

17

Formal Region

the defining features of the region extend clearly & consistently from border to border

18

Watershed

A drainage base

19

How does one "think like a geographer" when analyzing sources?

1. Sourcing
2. Contextualization
3. Close Reading
4. Corroboration

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Why do historians use maps?

Historians can gather different information from a variety of maps to infer what happened during that time period