What is a map?
The map is a scaled representation of the earth’s surface or part of the earth’s surface on the flat surface
Types of maps
There are two types of map
topographical map and statistical map
this is a type of map drawn to show both natural and artificial features.
Examples of natural features are hills, mountains, valleys, and rivers
Examples of artificial features are roads, railways, and buildings
Statistical or distribution map
This is a type of map that is drawn to show the distribution of data or information.
For example, the map of California shows the distribution of people
According to Scale size;
1) Large scale maps
Are those maps drawn to large scale size e.g. 1:10000
These maps gives a larger representation of small area, they are also more detailed (shows a lot of information). They represent areas like cities, towns and villages.
2) Medium scale maps
Are those maps drawn to medium scale size e.g. 1:100000
They show a moderate amount of details. They represent areas like districts, regions and countries.
3) Small scale maps
Are those maps drawn to small scale size e.g. 1:1000000
They give a small presentation of a large area; they show little content (little information) They represent areas like continents and the world.