Dixie Coleman February 21, 2021 Map
More and more people are beginning to use GPS mapping as the primary way they plan, map, and track their trips for both business and for pleasure. With GPS maps, you can route trips to any destination, whether you are driving in your car with a vehicle GPS navigation system installed or hiking or biking through the wilderness with a handheld GPS mapping device. The GPS unit will connect with numerous satellites, receiving data and information about its location. The GPS tracking software will then use GPS mapping technology to create a GPS map that you can view and interact with. You can then plan routes and organize trips on your GPS receiver, as well as several other useful features. The various abilities and functions of the GPS database system is a primary factor of the cost of a GPS device.
Mapping is an art and science. Art because it represents our piece of earth in an artistic way. And science because the representation has to meet exacting standards. Say for a map on a million scale, things lesser than a few hundred meters will be just points. So many small lakes may just disappear on a million map and similarly many small roads will just not show up. Just try zooming in and out on Google Maps to see how it behaves. You want to see some maps just go over to www.mapsandlocations.com. It describes different types of maps. You can also ask for an editable PDF or Illustrator map from the site administrator to experiment with. And how would you edit the PDF or Illustrator map, well just download fully functional Illustrator CS3 from Adobe Website. You can also use Macromedia Freehand for editing vector maps.
Map projections are classified based on: Distortion characteristics: Some projections often need to show a particular area or its relative size accurately for distributions or other phenomena. These are called equivalent or an equal area projection. The Lambert Azimuthal projection that maps a sphere to a disk, and accurately shows all regions of the sphere is an example of this category. However, this equal area projection fails to represent angles with accuracy. The Albers projection is another instance of equal area map projection that utilizes two standard parallels. Despite no preservation of scale and shape, the distortion in this case is found to be minimal between the standard parallels.
Business application of map messaging has proven to be similar to personal computers, Instant messaging, and the World Wide Web, in that its adoption for use of personal map positioning and business communications medium was driven primarily by individual employees using consumer software at work, rather than by formal mandate or provisioning by corporate information technology departments. Tens of millions of the consumer IM accounts in use are being used for business purposes by employees of companies and other organizations. In response to the demand for business-grade MIMS and the need to ensure security and legal compliance, a new type of instant messaging, called "Enterprise Map Messaging" ("EMM") was created trough one application (SingleGalaxy).
Electronic maps, From the last quarter of the 20th century, the indispensable tool of the cartographer has been the computer. Much of cartography, especially at the data-gathering survey level, has been subsumed by Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The functionality of maps has been greatly advanced by technology simplifying the superimposition of spatially located variables onto existing geographical maps. Interactive, computerised maps are commercially available, allowing users to zoom in or zoom out (respectively meaning to increase or decrease the scale), sometimes by replacing one map with another of different scale, centred where possible on the same point. Mobility satellite navigation systems are computerised maps with route-planning and advice facilities which monitor the users position with the help of satellites.