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Title: Visualizing Topography
Url: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.vistopo/
Creator: Reynolds, Stephen J.
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Topographic maps that display three-dimensional landscapes on two-dimensional surfaces can offer a great deal of spatial information in minimal space. However, it is often difficult for people to interpret the features on a topographic map. This interactive feature adapted from Stephen Reynolds's 'Visualizing Topography' website offers color-enhanced and three-dimensional visualizations to help interpret two-dimensional topographic maps. Users can introduce shading, tilt, and rotate the maps to better see the three dimensional feature being represented by the map.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Maps
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Mathematical geography. Cartography -- Mathematical geography. Cartography -- Cartography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Mathematical geography. Cartography -- Mathematical geography. Cartography -- Cartography -- Topographic drawing
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Geology -- Topography
Geography -- Maps
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Education (General)
Geography
Physical geography
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2010-09-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-27 10:37:27 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
Full Record Views: 71
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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