1. Why is it impossible for a map of the world to portray the Earth as accurately as can be done with globe?
2. Describe and explain the concepts of the graphic map scales fractional map scales and verbal map scales.
3. What is meant by a map scale of 1:100,000?
4. Explain the difference between an equivalent large scale and small scale maps.
5. Explain the difference between an equivalent map and a conformal map.
6. Is it possible for a map to be both conformal and equivalent? Neither conformal nor equivalent?
7. Briefly describe the four major families of a map projection: cylindrical, plane, conic, and pseudocylindrical (elliptical).
8. Why is a Mercator projection useful as a navigation map? Why is it not ideal for use as a general purpose classroom map?
9. Why are there so many types of map projections?
10. Distinguish between GPS and GIS.
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