Cartogram Maps

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map
Cartogram maps are maps that show statistics along with geographic locations.
The map of the Great Smoky Mountains was a cartogram map that shows the overview of the National Park and the surrounding mountains and lands around it. The map is designed to see the locations of the maps and how to access them through road ways and highway interstates. From all of the details going into the roadways and all the sland, this map is considered a large scale map.
Throughout the map you can see the different regions that the cartographer wrote down as he labeled the different areas. Looking at the map you can see nine different regions determined from the mountains and their location. The regions are, the
Appalachian Mountains, the Great Smoky
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The airplane represents an airport, the blue square with “h” represents a hospital, the person with skis represents a ski site, the picnic tables represents wayside or roadside parks, and the tent represents campsite.
Cartographers have many choices to make when drawing a map. The cartographer that drew the map of The Great Smoky Mountains decided how they wanted to do the map layout, what to label, and to show the elevation of the mountains in the map. The elevation of the mountain could be a way to classify data in the map.
The range of all the elevations was 1955 feet to 6643 feet. With the Deals Gap being the shortest and the Clingmans Dome being the tallest mountain on the map.
Not only does the cartographer have a choice on what they can draw, they also determine the advantages and disadvantages of the map. In this map the viewer is able to see the characteristics portrayed of the mountains, the elevation of multiple mountains, all the locations and their labels, along with a lot of details of all the regions.
The disadvantages of the map is that there might be bias from the cartographer on
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