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What is the meaning of map and globe?

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2008-09-09 03:00:59

== == A map is a flat, two-dimensional representation of an

area. Usually maps present a view from above. Normally the space

they represent is a geographic area (cities, towns, countries or

neighbourhoods, for example), but maps can in theory represent

non-geographical things (a "map" of the circulatory system) or even

things with no physical reality at all (a "map" of someone's

consciousness). A globe is a three-dimensional map of the earth

overlayed on a sphere. Other differences include the fact that any

large map, being an attempt to display part of the surface of a

sphere (the earth) on a flat sheet of paper, is always distorted to

some degree, while a globe is not.

== ==

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