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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Are maps like this still valuable for learning about landscapes, or are they obsolete?

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Whether the given maps in the figure is still valuable for learning about landscapes or obsolete.

Answer

The cartographic maps are still valuable for learning landscapes as they have geographic representations and symbols which are very good at emphasizing the topographic features and give a good lay out of the land.

Explanation

The given maps are cartographic maps which are specially designed maps by professional map makers. The primary purpose of these maps is the spatial and locational information. The maps have accurate and effectively presented data. They have graphic representations and symbols which are very efficient in visualizing the vast amount of information. They are also essential for navigation, surveying, meteorology, geology, political science and many other fields.

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