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APHUG - Map Types

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Physical Map
A map that shows physical features such as lakes, deserts, and mountains.
Political Map
A map that shows boundaries and major cities.
Cartogram
A cartogram is a type of graphic that depicts attributes of geographic objects as the object's area.
Chloropleth Map
A map that uses differences in shading, coloring, or the placing of symbols within predefined areas to indicate the average values of a property or quantity in those areas.
Dot Density Map
A dot distribution map, or dot density map, is a map type that uses a dot symbol to show the presence of a feature or phenomenon. Dot maps rely on a visual scatter to show spatial pattern.
Graduated Symbol
A map with symbols that change in size according to the value of the attribute they represent.
Isoline Map
Isolines are lines drawn to link different places that share a common value. The prefix 'iso' is a greek word meaning equal, so an isoline must be a line joining equal points.
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