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What tells you the relative size of a map or globe?
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What does the relative size of the circles and dots mean?
How does a map differ from a globe?
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What are two advantages of the globe over the precipitation map of Florida for understanding characteristics?
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What advantages does a globe have over a flat map?
A flat map exaggerates certain countries close to the poles. A globe shows the bodies of land in their actual size. For example: Greenland looks huge on a flat map, but looks much smaller (its actual size compared to the other countries) on a globe. Next, lines of longitude and latitude are more accurate on a globe.
What is the difference between a globe and a map?
MAP: An abstract representation of the physical features of a portion of the Earth's surface graphically displayed on a planar surface. Maps display signs, symbols, and spatial relationships among the features. GLOBE: A true-to-scale map of the Earth that duplicates its round shape and correctly represents areas, relative size and shape of physical features, distances, and directions.