Maps have been around for a long time. At first, people only mapped what they knew, and replaced the places they didn't know with strange and horrific monsters
. But we are passed that now. We map with computers using satellite images
and aerial photographs. There is little unknown these days.
Maps are sometimes used to illustrate physical features. Maps can be real
. Examples of real maps are road maps, radar and satellite photos. An example of a virtual map is a mental map or image, it can't been seen physically but you reference it to get where you are going. A digital
map is also a virtual map since coordinate points are stored digitally.
When I made my first map, it had streets and a north
arrow. It spoke of direction
to some nearby destination.
My most recent map was of contour
elevations of southeast
. I raised the ocean levels and watched the area
I grew up in quickly disappear under a sea of blue. Just a
25 foot increase and we begin to sea the worlds largest man-made coral reef
. Mercedes Benz
-sized brain coral