Geographic Tools

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Social Studies
Subject:
Geography

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Geographic Tools

Geographic tools are maps, globes, gazetteers, and atlases that help us understand where we are, how to get there, and what is the history, among other things.

1) Atlases and maps2) Gazetteers and geographical dictionaries3) Travel Guides

Travel guides provide limited information, but can be used to learn about the attractions, recreation, and history of a city, state, or country.

Geographic Tools

What are they?

Why do we need them?

Scale: a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map Legend/map key: table on a map, chart, or the like, listing and explaining the symbols used.Compas Rose: used on maps to indicate the points of the compass; north, east, south, and west.Dictionary.com

A reference library should keep these items on hand for patrons in search of answers about places as well as research or geography resources.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard

Gazetteers and geographic dictionaries are used to gather information about places of study. Do you want to know about the Mississippi River? Grab a gazetteer.

An up-to-date, atlas or map, provides information about the climate, population, and important resources of many cities , countries and nations of the world.


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