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The topic of this Homework is latitude and longitude, map projections, map scales, and modern mapping technologies. Address the following:

  • What is the difference between a meridian (or longitude) and a parallel (or latitude)? Indicate the latitude and longitude of your home.
  • What are the four types of distortions that can result from map projections?
  • What are the three ways to indicate scale on a map?
  • What are GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing and how do these technologies contribute to more accurate and timely geographic information on Earth?
  • How do you use these technologies (if any) in your everyday life?
  • 2-3 pages 
  • Must use textbook provided to get information