I: Foundations: Introduction to Earrth
1.2. Portraying Earth, ch 2 - Assignment
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Unit (Chapter) Plan:
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Nature of Maps
Matter of Scale
Large and Small Scales
Role of Globes
The Major Dilemma: Equivalence versus Conformality
Global Positioning System
Color and Color Infrared Sensing
Thermal Infrared Sensing
Radar and Sonar Sensing
Multispectral Remote Sensing
Landsat Sensor Systems
EOS and Terra Satellites
Role of the Geographer
The Most Famous Projection
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(things you must do):
Chapter two of your textbook
story of plate tectonics
a more simplistic model visit this site <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics>
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Acquired (what you learned):
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- name the most
famous and, undoubtedly, most widely used of all the map projections projection
2.- name the
type of remote sensing imagery best suited to use at night .thermal infrared
the difference between large-scale and small-scale maps
4.- List all
the essentials of a map
5.- Name the
fundamental essential for GPS to function.
Give an example of fractional scale that contrast between large-scale
and small scale of a map
Explain what is the scale of a map
color infrared photography
the advantages of using an interrupted projection in the elaboration
of a map
the concept of equivalence in map projectors, give pros and cons.
two uses of color infrared photography
the use of central meridians in map projection
the following map projections: A) Mercator , B) conic, C) cylindrical,
is considered a "perfect" map projection in terms of the amount of distortion
associated with it?
the element that all map projections have in common.
a major disadvantage of oblique aerial photographs as compared to
vertical air photographs.
what Photogrammetry is.
the following projections: A) equivalent, B) conformal, C) conic, D) azimuthal,
the best application for Microwave imagery, other words, what it is ideally
suited for sensing…
the first airborne platform for aerial photography.
from the list of graphical scales below, which is the smallest
an advantage of color infrared film photography, in terms of
the photographic film sensitivity to wavelengths (32).
what is an isoline of a map.
a pro and a con of the property of equivalence.
one advantage of Radar over other remote sensing (37)
what is an isohyet (38)
Give an advantage of the use of graphic scales. Think in terms of what
happens to the map as you reduce it or enlarge it (40)
the type aerial photographs that best show the stereoscopic effects
four forms of remote sensing (49).
an "active" remote sensing system (51) .
the most important Earth resources satellite series that started in the
31.- On color
infrared photography, what color living green vegetation would appear?
graphic scale and fractional scale. Which is more useful, a graphic scale
or a fractional scale? Why?
between a globe and a map: A globe can portray Earth’s surface more accurately
than a map, but globes are rarely used. Why?
between GPS and GIS.
the advantages and disadvantages of vertical and oblique aerial photographs.
the concept of equivalence.
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