Maps & Mapping
"Anything that can be spatially conceived can be mapped—and probably has been."
—From The Nature of Maps by Robinson and Petchenik
Maps are used for three things:
- To locate places on the surface of the earth
- To show patterns of distribution
- To discover relationships between different events or phenomena by analyzing map information.
Use maps in your classroom to examine environmental patterns and relationships big and small. Using GIS to take a closer look at local areas can make learning about the environment relevant and meaningful for students of all levels.
The list of mapping sub-sections (see sidebar) will guide you through the mapping portion of the Wisconsin Watershed Connection web site.