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Landscape Maps – Amazing Information

Everyone has at least once confronted with standard topographic maps - whether at geography lessons, or when travelling. These maps are known for creating a very precise presentation of the landscape. They reflect all the objects with the help of scaling and using different lines. Though topographic maps constitute mostly a set of symbols that are not so easy for a customary user to comprehend. From time to time you need a professional to explain some features on the map. In any case, it'll take some time and efforts to learn the topographic maps language. Fortunately, there are lots of other methods to depict a landscape. They are large in number, but may be divided into 3 main groups: - Illustrated maps - Panoramic maps - Pictorial maps You may surmise what these types of maps constitute by their names, but nevertheless we will give some explanation to prevent confusion. In such a way, an illustrated map represents a topographic map with a number of added illustrations. It signifies that individual objects on the map (for example, buildings, places of activity or other features) will be indicated by small icons. This type of maps is the closest one to the standard version. A panoramic map may be regarded as a picture of the landscape. Sometimes it is also called a perspective as it pictures a certain area as it's viewed from a certain point in space. Such maps are very accurate about dimensions, but on the other hand, different individual objects are scarcely recognizable or even not recognizable at all. This type of maps is widespread in certain fields of activity like ski resorts pictures. As far as pictorial map is concerned this kind is concentrated on the details, but not at following accurate sizes. Individual objects are pictured with their distinguishing features and, consequently, are easily recognizable. On the other hand, distances do not always correspond to the reality, now and then the landscape can be slightly distorted or reduced as the emphasis is placed on the representation of objects. The named kind of maps enjoys wide popularity due to their nice looks, informative filling and easiness in use. In spite of scale distortions they are great for navigating when planning a tour or seeking a certain place.
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