• A map is a picture of specific parts of Earth’s surface.
  • There are many types of maps that various Earth scientists might use.
  • Maps are easy to use, because they are flat or two-dimensional.
  • However, the world is three-dimensional, so, how do mapmakers represent a three- dimensional world on flat paper?Maps are two- dimensional representations of a surface, usually Earth's.
  • This is so they can display the most amount of information in the least amount of space.
  • They can show social and political information; they can show scientific information.
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