By explaining mapping conventions and terminology in simple text, this book gives readers the skills and encouragement to explore the world through maps. Simple mapping tasks help reinforce the concept of making a map of Earth.
Finding your way around your community can be confusing if you don’t understand symbols and directions. This simply-written title provides readers with the exact information they need to understand and make a map of their own neighborhood or community.
Map My Country explains what a map of a country shows and what it is used for. Young readers are introduced to basic map components, such as keys and symbols, and are given the skills to map their own country.
This dynamic book brings mapping skills down to a micro level by showing children how anything can be mapped—including their own home or school. Images combine with simple explanations to show readers how maps give us a bird’s-eye view of an area and can help us see the layout of buildings. Tips on building drawing skills make it easy for readers to craft their own maps.
This fascinating book looks at modern methods of mapping that allow us to show and evaluate human behavior and interactions, as well as the impact humans have on the environment. Examples of mapping human activity include such areas of interest as crime, accidents, busy city streets, travel, or the spread of disease.
In this amazing title, readers will explore the possibilities new developments in technology are opening up for making maps. Mapmakers are using satellite data to map the locations of people and objects on Earth, making video maps using the Internet to show wind and weather systems, and creating specialized maps that show human behavior. Computer game technology, such as Minecraft, is even being used to map real places.
Readers will learn how using modern mapping technologies can help us plan for the future. This includes being able to see what the effect human activity will have on the environment, where major settlements will be in the future, and how we can improve personal transportation and travel. Readers will also be introduced to the various challenges mapmakers still face today, including mapping the seabed and the far reaches of the universe.