Cheryl Wynn February 22, 2021 Map
Interactive map making software usually supports custom definable regions, areas and location points. Users can select pre-designed flash map templates, and easily change color settings of countries or counties, and pinpoint locations on the map by using pushpin buttons or icons. A hover over tooltip box can be displayed with your own text, images, with links to another web page, PDF documents, or sites on the World Wide Web. As the main purpose of these maps are for navigation or data representation purpose, geographical details such as highways, buildings, rivers are not always necessary, which makes the map cleaner and easier to navigate by visitors. With few click-through on the national, state or county map, visitors can quickly find information or be redirected to specific page about a particular location on the map image.
Gone are the days when you need a compass to find your way. Gone are the days when you need to hold a map on your hand to know where you are going. Today, all you need before you leave is go check online maps that feature satellite views, driving directions, traffic report, and even see what the streets will look like on your way. Yes! Thats how advanced the web is now. Several advanced maps are available online, and known among them are Yahoo! Maps, Live Search Maps, Google Maps, and Mapquest. These online maps, share a lot of features, and like other products there will be an online map that will stand out for it has a feature not available on the rest. The ordinary street map we get used to are available on all these online maps. Oh, dont know what ordinary map I am referring to? It is the map that has full of different lines, symbols, and are in colors. You can usually buy one from a store. But since this street map is found online, the map can be customized with places you are looking for.
Geographic maps are abstract representations of the world. It is, of course, this abstraction that makes them useful. Lewis Carroll made this point humorously in Sylvie and Bruno with his mention of a fictional map that had "the scale of a mile to the mile". A character notes some practical difficulties with this map and states that "we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well". This concept is elaborated in a one-paragraph story by Jorge Luis Borges, generally known in English as "On Exactitude in Science". Road maps are perhaps the most widely used maps today, and form a subset of navigational maps, which also include aeronautical and nautical charts, railroad network maps, and hiking and bicycling maps. In terms of quantity, the largest number of drawn map sheets is probably made up by local surveys, carried out by municipalities, utilities, tax assessors, emergency services providers, and other local agencies. Many national surveying projects have been carried out by the military, such as the British Ordnance Survey (now a civilian government agency internationally renowned for its comprehensively detailed work).
3. Hold the map up to the light to look at the paper. Most maps made before the 1820s were made on hand-made paper. This paper was made by artisans who used a wire mesh to hold up the paper pulp. This wire mesh leaves a visible grid called "chain links" that are visible against a strong light source. Paper makers often had a watermark to identify themselves that is sometimes visible on bigger maps. If you dont have chain links on a map dated from the 1820s or earlier, then you have a map reproduction. 4. The majority of antique maps were taken out of old atlases, because of this there is often a fold in the middle of a map. This fold is where the map was bound in the book. Also atlas maps are worn from use at the corners, especially the right hand top or bottom corners. This is where most people would flip the pages. If your map doesnt have a center fold or looks too new, then it probably is.
Many but not all maps are drawn to a scale, allowing the reader to infer the actual sizes of, and distances between, depicted objects. A larger scale shows more detail, thus requiring a larger map to show the same area. For example, maps designed for the hiker are often scaled at the ratio 1:24,000, meaning that 1 of any unit of measurement on the map corresponds to 24,000 of that same unit in reality; while maps designed for the motorist are often scaled at 1:250,000. Maps which use some quality other than physical area to determine relative size are called cartograms. A famous example of a map without scale is the London Underground map, which best fulfils its purpose by being less physically accurate and more visually communicative to the hurried glance of the commuter. This is not a cartogram (since there is no consistent measure of distance) but a topological map that also depicts approximate bearings. The simple maps shown on some directional road signs are further examples of this kind.
But it is not these historical buildings that attract tourists to Kerala. It is the beauty of its nature, which is blessed both with mountain ranges and forests on the east and the Arabian sea and backwaters on the West. A travel map? Why? There are so many places in Kerala to be seen, so unless you are planning to stay here for a long time you need to plan your holidays properly. There is every chance that you miss one beautiful tourist attraction while having a hasty trip from one place to another. Just by taking five minutes to look at your Kerala Map, you can avoid all this and have a beautiful experience of lifetime. Why has a hasty trip when you can avoid it? This is a common problem faced by many tourists. They visit Kerala for a short holiday and most time travel from one end to another missing the soothing experience of Kerala, the reason why they chose to come here. Kerala is a place to relax your mind. It is not a place where you can find the rush of a metro, large shopping malls and theme parks, but a place where you live in harmony with nature. There are places where you need to stay longer and places where you can just skim through. For example you can enjoy the backwaters only if you stay there for a day on a houseboat. But in Trivandrum which houses most of the palaces of old Kings of Kerala, it may take only one day to visit them all. So when you plan your holiday it is better to plan it with the help of a travel map.