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# Why are maps more useful than globes are for studying small areas on the surface of earth?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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6y ago

because globes just show the conatents and maps show routs and ways to go

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Maps can be folded and stored in a pocket !

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Q: Why are maps more useful than globes are for studying small areas on the surface of earth?
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