Representation of the Earth
1. Representation of the Earth
To have a more accurate knowledge of the earth and facilitate the travels, Men have tried to draw it with its continents, countries, cities, etc.
For that reason, they have used the sphere or globe, maps and plans.
2. The globes
They are made of wood, glass, cardboard or other material. The continents and ocean are drawn on the surface. A globe is the most accurate representation of the earth.
They have the advantage of representing the real earth's figure with great fidelity and give a clear overview.
The biggest problem is that the features of the Earth are represented on a very small scale and if we want to have more details, the globe would have to be very big.
3. The maps
They represent the Earth's surface on a flat surface of paper or clothing.
The study of maps is known as cartography.
The advantage is that they are very manageable and we can represent the geographical facts in great detail.
The problem is that the features of the earth are too deformed because they cannot represent the curvature of the Earth.
4. Answer if the following sentences refer to the globe or the map: