Sondra Trujillo February 21, 2021 Map
A world wall map can have a range of benefits, from the cultural and social to the geographical and educational. This article presents an overview of the cultural and social impacts that maps have on people. Childs Play Children love to use their imagination and play games where they pretend to be someone or something. Children can use world maps to pretend they live in another country and imagine what life would be like in a different continent, with a different climate and different neighbouring countries. It helps children to appreciate and understand that life may be very different in other countries to what they are familiar with. Countries near the equator will be hotter and there will need to be adaptations in living conditions. By looking at a world map, adults too can let their imagination run wild. Whether for planning a trip or a holiday or simply looking at the distance between countries, a wall-map of the world is key for sparking the imagination.
Fire Insurance Maps During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fire insurance maps were periodically drawn up for cities and towns in the United States. These maps were commissioned by insurance companies in order to more accurately calculate fire risk, depicting the layout of the town and showing each existing building. The maps offer a great deal of information, and can show the outline of the building, the building material, the number of stories, doors, windows and chimneys, the address and lot lines, street widths, water pipes, hydrants and cisterns. The Sanborn Company was the largest, but not the only, fire insurance mapping firm. The Sanborn Company was founded in 1867, and created fire insurance maps from 1867 until 1969.
A Scene of Relativity World wall maps can provide an interesting perspective on the world we live in. Not all world maps are in the standard format we are used to with the Northern Hemisphere in the top the map, with the Americas on the left (West) and China and the Indonesia on the right (East). There are some interesting world maps which are formatted in a different way. The Pacific Centred wall map Europe and the Americas on separate sides of the map. There are also upside down style maps of the world where the southern Hemisphere is now in the north of the map, and countries like Australia, Brazil and South Africa are now in the northerly part of the map. By looking on a world map at the area you live in, you can clearly see what countries and geographical features are around you which give a scene of relativity. Social Talking Point People find maps comforting as it gives them some grounding and something familiar to look at. World maps instantly draw people in to look at them. They notice where they live, where they have travelled and where they are currently. Even if they have seen a world map countless times before, there is sure to be something people see every time they look at a map. People comment on the different styles or designs of maps, colours used or the size and finish of a map.
Promote your community Interactive maps are an ideal way for chambers of commerce, travel organizations, cities, towns, or other groups to promote their local business community. If you already have a printed map, adding an online version increases the visibility of your members and entices new businesses to join. As an organization, you might offer a basic listing on the map as a membership benefit. If you want to create a source of revenue for your group consider selling premium listings that display ads, photos, video, or links. Build an interactive map business These days people expect to find maps everywhere they go. Have you considered setting up your own interactive map business? Start with your town or community and produce a nice map image. Many artists and cartographers can draw one for you or you might be able to purchase a map of your town or region from one of the many map providers you can find online. Once you have created your map image, look for businesses that want to advertise on your map and then gather images and descriptions from them. Use an online mapping application to upload your map and make it interactive. Think about expanding to another community and before you know it you could have a profitable business creating maps in dozens of locations.
For example, when you use these maps on finding the cheap hotels, or specific restaurants on a certain area, these places will be plotted on the map to give you the idea where they are exactly. Then once you have chosen the best place you want to go to, you can ask the maps to give you driving directions. Live Traffic reports may also be available to set your expectations. Once your customized map is in place, print it, and you are off to go. And with Yahoo! Maps and Mapquest, you also have options to send the map to your phone or car. If you want to know the estimated time to travel by just walking, Google Maps give you such feature. It also give you directions using public transportation systems. So far, the public transit feature is mostly available in metropolitan areas. Aerial Map or the Satellite View images of the area is another common feature. Once you zoom in a place with the aerial view, youll get to see the contour of the mountains, which parts are mostly covered with plants, and know which areas are more populated. But aside from Satellite View, birds eye view is also available in Live Maps, as well as 3D map within Live Maps. Google Maps, on the other hand, is known now for its Street View maps. It offers it users street photos as if they are really driving or walking on the street. It wont be too long though that Live Maps may also offer such feature.
Kerala is a southernmost state in India blessed with natural beauty. It is known as Gods own country as it looks like made by the very own hands of God. Kerala is famous for its spices, culture, Ayurveda and its vast backwaters and houseboats. Kerala had trade relations with different parts of the world dated from 5th BC. It is also the place where the Portuguese captain Vasco Da Gama landed and henceforth the beginning place for colonialism which ruled India for years. Being the first place to establish trading relations with the west, Kerala has lots of forts and buildings built by the Portuguese and British and are an open window to the past. These historic monuments show the beauty of western architecture and are centre of tourist attraction.