Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

World Map – What are the Different Types?

By Johan Smith Subscribe to RSS | November 28th 2011 | Views:
loading
 
  



A map of the world is an exciting thing to look at; the wide expanse of our world not only gives us an overwhelming feeling but also makes us realize that we occupy such a tiny spot in the whole plan. There are different types of maps available which vary in the information given. But one thing is common for any World Map and that is a compass rose which provides information about the direction to the reader. Sometimes a scale is also provided especially on maps where distance has to be calculated between places.

There are different types of world maps to cater to the varied needs of the people. For example; a climate map is one in which information regarding climate and precipitation is provided by the cartographer. This type of world map is useful to a scientist or student who is interested in studying weather conditions, climate change etc. Physical maps are those which indicate the physical features of a particular area like mountains, hills, lakes, valleys and rivers. This is usually used by travelers and also those interested in studying the geology. Different colors are used to depict different physical features like blue for water, green for fertile land and brown for mountains.

A world map is a map of the surface of the Earth, which may be made using any of a number of different map projections. A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other three-dimensional body on a plane.

Maps of the world are often either 'political' or 'physical'. The most important purpose of the political map is to show territorial borders; the purpose of the physical map is to show features of geography such as mountains, soil type or land use. Geological maps show not only the physical surface, but characteristics of the underlying rock, fault lines, and subsurface structures.

Johan Smith - About Author:
Another common type of World Map is the road map which is quintessential for any traveler or tourist. This shows all the major roads like national highways and also airports, railway tracks and other important points on the globe. This type of map can also be used for planning a journey especially a road trip or cruise. Political maps are usually useful for students as this depicts all the countries along with state and national boundaries. The major cities and their capitals are also highlighted making this one highly informative for students and others.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/travel-articles/world-map-what-are-the-different-types.htm

Related Travel Articles Subscribe to RSS

Malaysia travel welcomes you to the world of fun and excitement
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 23rd 2012 | Travel
Are you planning a tour wherein you can find the perfect blend of fun, entertainment and excitement?...
 
Tour South Africa: the best holiday destination in the world!
Published by John Wood on January 5th 2012 | Travel
South Africa, the latest country to join the BRICS bandwagon has also emerged as a popular tourist d...
 
Tourists plan cheap Orlando holidays to enjoy the world of Harry Potter along with other attractions
Published by Dan Valley on May 28th 2012 | Travel
Cheap Orlando holidays are the ones to look out for parents as they try to present their kids with t...
 
Hire wedding car and let the world spot on you only!
Published by Exoticlimo on January 21st 2012 | Travel
Organizing a wedding can seem like a never ending task. Each and every aspect of a wedding is import...
 
Taj Mahal: the 8th Wonder of the world
Published by Priya on April 30th 2012 | Travel
To book hotels for corporate travel, or group booking special options with discounted rates. You wil...
 
Hotels in goa are offers numbers of world class facilities
Published by Akansha on December 3rd 2011 | Travel
Goa tourism has come a long way since it first caught the attention of the tourism sector.sanctified...
 
Air travel booking sites - All the rage in the world
Published by Billy Johan on February 17th 2012 | Travel
The Internet serves as one of the most useful tools to search out the best deals, which consist of a...
 
London Heathrow - the world's third busiest airport
Published by Jocasta Marvin on June 18th 2012 | Travel
There are special nonstop coaches that depart from the Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station to all m...
 
One of the most beautiful destinations of the world
Published by Mr Chad on May 3rd 2012 | Travel
South Padre is very beautiful place in all over the world, which is full of warm gulf waters, bird w...
 
Rice Farming Discover how Thais help feed the world
Published by Ornthasa Wateemongkonchot on May 25th 2012 | Travel
A journey to Thailand, Southeast Asia’s emerald, offers a rare opportunity to discover another you...
 
Experience the best around world with vacation homes rentals services
Published by Roswell Mark on June 20th 2012 | Travel
With the increasing number of people travelling across the world, travellers seem to prefer rental h...
 
Winery tours – the best way to taste some of the brews in the world
Published by SonomaSterling on April 6th 2012 | Travel
For an oenophile, visiting a winery is the most exciting thing. Presently, winery tours are getting ...
 
Sharm El Sheikh holidays: a heavenly stroll into an exotic wet world
Published by Edmund Brunetti on November 25th 2011 | Travel
Sharm El Sheikh is an exotic tourist destination bathed in fun and frolic and promising a whale of a...
 
Explore world’s most tempting attractions with Singapore packages
Published by Anoop Vk on March 8th 2012 | Travel
Holidays has always been an essential part of life, every one requires it time by time however the p...