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The Evolution of Mapmaking

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The Evolution of Mapmaking
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.49

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    inaccurate, economics, navigation, mapmaking, outer, history, result, population, space, scale, perfectly, location, difficult, often, drawing, information


The Evolution of Mapmaking
By Brandi Waters
  

1     Hundreds of years ago, mapmaking was a very different job than it is today. Then, explorers drew maps by hand. Their perspective of the land made mapmaking difficult. Drawing a map of a large area is hard when you can only see a few miles at one time! As a result, their maps were often quite inaccurate. Today, everything has changed. Maps are drawn by computers. Land can be viewed from as far away as outer space. The location, size, and shape of features on maps are perfectly drawn to scale. There are no excuses for error. Today, maps often show much more than the features of .....
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