Unit 1- Geography: How did the invention of maps change our world?

Maps changed our world for the better senses of navigation. People today seem to know where to go as long as they have a map of where they’re going. If we have no maps, we will still be wondering lost on the giant world we live in. Without the invention of maps, most of the people today won’t be able to navigate their way back because of no sense of direction. The way maps are laid out today makes it easy for us to explore and find new things.

They can be considered “facts”, but can they can also be subjective because sometimes they are not sure that some lands will be the same forever. Those lands might be caught in a natural incident such as a tsunami, totally wiping out the land ceasing it to exist. But many people today see it as facts because it is true of what they mostly see in the map.  Though they can be subjective, it wont be 100% because the maps are really accurate with technologies today.

Google Maps and GPS gave the world a chance to explore and meet their destination. Even though it’s really useful at times, they’re not 100% accurate. Sometimes, they recognize certain areas as if they were the same last year. They won’t be able to realize that some streets and roads because some are constructed into something different from the road. Though GPS and Google Maps are sometimes incorrect, they do present other routes to meet someone’s destination, still making it useful for people today.

 

References:

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

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