Usefulness and setback of using maps.

Map is scaled representation of part or whole of the earth’s surface on two dimension surface such as paper wood or wall.
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The following are usefulness of maps:

  • Maps are used for recreational purpose such as traveling, hiking and orienteering
  • Maps are used by government and industry to assist with urban planning, mining, emergence management and establishment of legal boundaries and land ownership
  • Maps are very important in field studies
  • Maps are used as storage of geographical facts of represented.this makes map capable of giving insight to the previous appearance of the area
  • Map are used in conducting wide range of of project like; building design, construction of roads and others of the same reflection
  • Maps can be used to show relationship of various geographic phenomena like relationship between population and landscape.


Setback of using maps

  • Maps uses symbols and signs to represent various features on the earth’s surface
  • Maps are selective since they show only selected information to appear on the maps
  • Maps are more expensive to make compared to other geographic tools like photograph
  • Maps takes long time to make to compared to other geographic tool like photograph
  • The reading and interpretation of map need high skills
  • Map are not capable of recording and keeping instant data

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