Assignment 1 Maps

This topic enables us to explore different types of maps that we never thought existed.

I am starting of my research with the basic definitions of what is defines as a map.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/map

A diagram or collection of data showing the spatial arrangement or distribution of something over an area:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/map

A representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: “a map of Canada.”

A map like delineation, representation, or reflection of anything:”The old man’s face is a map of time.”

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/map

A picture or chart that shows the rivers, mountains, streets, etc., in a particular area

A picture or chart that shows the different parts of something

A representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area 

A representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

Definition I found most interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map

A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.

Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate (or approximately accurate) representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale; e.g. brain mapping, DNA mapping and extraterrestrial mapping.

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