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Geog 3053 (4) Geographic Information Science: Mapping - University of Colorado

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Breakout activity for GEOG 3053
Breakout activity for GEOG 3053

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Breakout activity for GEOG 3053
Breakout activity for GEOG 3053
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Phelps National Map of the United States 1848

Phelps’s National Map of the United States, A Travellers Guide. Embracing the Principal Rail Roads, Canals, Steam Boat & Stage Routes throughout the Union, 1848

Geographicus Maps


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Author: curaynes
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Who are the people shown on this border and what are the symbols shown? Do these elements add to the meaning and the effectiveness of the map?

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Who are the people shown on this border and what are the symbols shown? Do these elements add to the meaning and the effectiveness of the map?

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1274

Zoom way in to this area. What is the content of the body of this map? What features are shown and what features are not shown and can you figure out why?

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Zoom way in to this area. What is the content of the body of this map? What features are shown and what features are not shown and can you figure out why?

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Phelps National Map of the United States 1848

Phelps’s National Map of the United States, A Travellers Guide. Embracing the Principal Rail Roads, Canals, Steam Boat & Stage Routes throughout the Union, 1848

Geographicus Maps


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Landforms of the Conterminous United States - A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal

This shaded-relief map is created from images that are computed from a large array of closely spaced terrain heights, usually in grid-cell (raster) format, called a digital elevation (or terrain) model (DEM/DTM)

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Author: cuheiser
Image ID: 1282

This map has no labels, cultural data or boundaries. Would adding those things help you interpret the map? What do you think the purpose of this map is?

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This map has no labels, cultural data or boundaries. Would adding those things help you interpret the map? What do you think the purpose of this map is?

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Landforms of the Conterminous United States - A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal

This shaded-relief map is created from images that are computed from a large array of closely spaced terrain heights, usually in grid-cell (raster) format, called a digital elevation (or terrain) model (DEM/DTM)

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Colton map of New England and New York 1856

From David Rumsey map collection

Map has six vignettes in the decorative border, four of which are views of Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Boston, as well as three inset maps of Boston, New York and the railroad route from Washington to New York.

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Author: cuheiser
Image ID: 1283

This map is quite busy, between the mismatched elements that make the border, the main map's placement on the page, and the inset maps. What could be done to make it easier on your eyes?

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This map is quite busy, between the mismatched elements that make the border, the main map's placement on the page, and the inset maps. What could be done to make it easier on your eyes?

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Author: cuheiser
Image ID: 1283

Note border details. Someone got a little excited adding printing plates.

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Note border details. Someone got a little excited adding printing plates.

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Colton map of New England and New York 1856

From David Rumsey map collection

Map has six vignettes in the decorative border, four of which are views of Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Boston, as well as three inset maps of Boston, New York and the railroad route from Washington to New York.

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Colorado River System

Colorado River System

Something About Maps Wordpress

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1128
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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1128

This map shows the Colorado River and its tributaries in a unique way -- as a subway map. Is this map understandable to you? Does its method of conveying information make sense or is it confusing?

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This map shows the Colorado River and its tributaries in a unique way -- as a subway map. Is this map understandable to you? Does its method of conveying information make sense or is it confusing?

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Colorado River System

Colorado River System

Something About Maps Wordpress

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Temperance map 1838

From Persuasive Cartography collection, Cornell University Libraries

This map is typical of "didactic" visual aids, "colorful and intricate temperance maps" intended to be "at once entertaining and instructive."

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Author: cuheiser
Image ID: 1284

Where in the world is this? Is this an effective way to influence your audience about the dangers of drinking?

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Where in the world is this? Is this an effective way to influence your audience about the dangers of drinking?

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Temperance map 1838

From Persuasive Cartography collection, Cornell University Libraries

This map is typical of "didactic" visual aids, "colorful and intricate temperance maps" intended to be "at once entertaining and instructive."

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Pageant of the Pacific 1940

David Rumsey Map Collection

The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific. Pageant of the Pacific, 1940.

This sheet is one of six mural-maps that Miguel Covarrubias painted for Pacific House, the theme building of the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1126

Best compass rose design ever!

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Best compass rose design ever!

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Pageant of the Pacific 1940

David Rumsey Map Collection

The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific. Pageant of the Pacific, 1940.

This sheet is one of six mural-maps that Miguel Covarrubias painted for Pacific House, the theme building of the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.

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Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890

Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890

CU Digital Library

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1276

What do you think of the typeface on this map?

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What do you think of the typeface on this map?

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Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890

Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890

CU Digital Library

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Folklore Music Map of the United States 1945

Folklore Music Map of the United States, by Dorthea Dix Laurence,1945

David Rumsey Map Collection

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1277

Consider the content of this map and the time period in which it was created. Do you think the illustrations would have been understanding and appealing for that era?

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Consider the content of this map and the time period in which it was created. Do you think the illustrations would have been understanding and appealing for that era?

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Folklore Music Map of the United States 1945

Folklore Music Map of the United States, by Dorthea Dix Laurence,1945

David Rumsey Map Collection

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Map of the Ocean Floor 1977

Manuscript painting of Heezen-Tharp "World ocean floor" map, by Berann, Heinrich C. Berann, Bruce C. Heezen, and Marie Tharp, 1977.

Library of Congress Digital Collections


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1278
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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1278

Relief on this map is shown in a variety of ways - trough shading and gradient tints and landform drawings. Is it clear to you?

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Relief on this map is shown in a variety of ways - trough shading and gradient tints and landform drawings. Is it clear to you?

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Map of the Ocean Floor 1977

Manuscript painting of Heezen-Tharp "World ocean floor" map, by Berann, Heinrich C. Berann, Bruce C. Heezen, and Marie Tharp, 1977.

Library of Congress Digital Collections


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United States the Land and the People 1958

United States - The Land and the People, 1958

Persuasive Maps PJ Mode Collection

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1279

What do you think of this compass rose? Think about the era in which the map was made.

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What do you think of this compass rose? Think about the era in which the map was made.

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Author: curaynes
Image ID: 1279

What do you think the authors of this map are conveying by having everyone hold hands across cultures?

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What do you think the authors of this map are conveying by having everyone hold hands across cultures?

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United States the Land and the People 1958

United States - The Land and the People, 1958

Persuasive Maps PJ Mode Collection

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Blaeu World double-hemisphere map 1662

Created for a world atlas. The map depicts celestial figures seated among the clouds and representations of the four seasons below, with each figure seated in a chariot drawn by beasts and birds. Johannes Blaeu was one of the most influential and decorative map makers of the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

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Author: cuheiser
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What does this level of grandeur in a decorative border say about the world? Who do you think owned or was able to view a map such as this in the 17th century?

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What does this level of grandeur in a decorative border say about the world? Who do you think owned or was able to view a map such as this in the 17th century?

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Author: cuheiser
Image ID: 1281

What mapping mistake do you see here? [ZOOM IN]

Do you see other areas not fully explored?

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What mapping mistake do you see here? [ZOOM IN]

Do you see other areas not fully explored?

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Blaeu World double-hemisphere map 1662

Created for a world atlas. The map depicts celestial figures seated among the clouds and representations of the four seasons below, with each figure seated in a chariot drawn by beasts and birds. Johannes Blaeu was one of the most influential and decorative map makers of the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

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Breakout activity for GEOG 3053
Breakout activity for GEOG 3053
Phelps National Map of  the United States 1848
Phelps National Map of the United States 1848
Landforms of the Conterminous United States - A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal
Landforms of the Conterminous United States - A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal
Colton map of New England and New York 1856
Colton map of New England and New York 1856
Colorado River System
Colorado River System
Temperance map 1838
Temperance map 1838
Pageant of the Pacific 1940
Pageant of the Pacific 1940
Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890
Denver Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Index Sheet 1890
Folklore Music Map of the United States 1945
Folklore Music Map of the United States 1945
Map of the Ocean Floor 1977
Map of the Ocean Floor 1977
United States the Land and the People 1958
United States the Land and the People 1958
Blaeu World double-hemisphere map 1662
Blaeu World double-hemisphere map 1662