advantages and disadvantages of map vs. globe

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globe advantages

more accurate earth's surface, shape of continents, and their relative position. No distortion. True representation of the earth from whatever position it is viewed from.

Globe disadvantages

No detailed info. Only provides 1/2 view of earth at all times. False impression of curvature b/c of diff radius

Map advantages

produced at any scale, more detailed info. can fold up and carry around. can be modified as physical or political solutions/

map disadvantages

distort shape and size of landforms

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