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The oldest evidence we have of maps are from ancient Greece in Rome. Ancinet Greek and Roman documents refer to maps, although we have not found the actual maps because they were likely written on perishable things like parchment paper.

The oldest tangible maps that have been discovered were from Mesopotamia. The maps in Mesopotamia were basic routes, probably used by traders to find their way from one settlement to another.

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Google uses a few different types of technology to get a complete picture of the United States, and most of the world. One piece of technology they use to get aerial views are sattelites used by many other companies and governments to get images of the landscape.

Google also uses vehicles with cameras mounted on top to get street views. These cameras also help to map the roads as the vehicles drive around to each and every corner possible.

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I cannot think of any reason why any map would be useless. All maps, if they are accurate, are important pieces of information that help to create a complete picture of the world. Even if there is a place where no one lives, no one ever travels, and no one even talks about, it is still important to map the area. If we had holes in our maps, we would not know where build in the future. We also would not know where we should not build.

For example, even a swamp is important to map if it contains protected wildlife and wetlands.

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The world map has changed a lot over the past century. Some countries such as Germany were split up and are now re-joined. Other countries have changed their names, especially in Africa as countries gained independence, revisited their ancestral roots, and abandoned colonial names.

The splitting up of the Soviet Union was also a major shake up in the world map in the past century. No real physical changes have happened in the past century, but as climate change looms, we may see physical changes in the world map in the next century.

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Your Uber driver can share the live map with you, but there is no way to access a map that shows all Uber drivers and their current locations. Uber uses Google maps to show live traffic updates and current road situations. I think it would be unsafe to allow anyone to see a live Uber map with all drivers.

If I worked for Uber I would only want the person I am picking up to know where I was at all times. As soon as the transaction is over, I would want to stop sharing my location.

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Weathering causes rocks to break down into smaller particles. To explain it easier, weathering is defined as the process where rocks are dissolved and broken down into smaller pieces. There are three kinds of weathering processes and these are as follows: 1) Mechanical weathering process wherein it physically breaks the rocks into smaller particles. An example of this is when water gets inside the rock through the little cracks. When the water finally cools down and freezes, it then expands and little cracks in the rock become wider.

The rock would then eventually break up over time. 2) Chemical weathering process is wherein it decomposes the rocks or minerals and then turns the rock it into limestone and 3) Organic weathering processes is wherein a plant breaks up the rocks using its roots. Overtime, the rock would eventually break up.

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The answer is letter B. Longitude’s way go up and down. It is the vertical mapping lines on the planet Earth and these lines are also known as meridians. Why meridian? It is because longitudes are used to measure the distance of an area – if it is east or west of the Prime Meridian. Prime Meridian, as some may probably know, is in Greenwich England right over the British Royal Observatory.

It was designated to be the 0 degrees longitude. When we measure longitude, we use the 180 degrees longitude west and 180 degrees vertical longitude east of the Prime Meridian. The 180 degrees is also called the International Date Line which is located directly opposite of the Prime Meridian.

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The city which was built halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in 1908 is Canberra. The reason for the creation of Canberra in 1908 is because of the creation of the Australian Capital Territory. Sydney and Melbourne had a long-standing rivalry because neither of the two was chosen to be the capital of Australia when the nation was federated back in 1901.

Due to this disagreement, the Australian Constitution declared that Melbourne would temporarily serve as the seat of government until a new capital was finally built somewhere between Sydney and Melbourne – this new capital must be located within New South Wales, but it must also be at least 100 miles from Sydney. In 1908, the region was finally selected as the site of Australia’s future capital city. Construction began and in 1938, Canberra became the official capital of Australia.

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The country where the Danube River does not flow or touch is France. The Danube River receives it water from nineteen countries, but it only flows or touches ten countries and France is not one of them. The countries which the Danube flows through or touches are as follows: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Germany where the river originates.

The primary source of the Danube River is Breg which is located in Martinskapelle, Black Forest Germany and its second source is Brigach which is located in St. Georgen, Black Forest, Germany. If you are to combine the total length of the Danube River, you would get 2,860 kilometers or 1,777 miles in length.

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The answer is letter B. A Choropleth map is a kind of map that uses color to show value. Although choropleth maps have different usages, it must be noted that you can only use this kind of map when the data that you gathered and will use are: 1) Standardized to show ratios, 2) the date are attached to units which can be enumerated such as provinces, countries or counties, and 3) you must be able to measure the incidents or data anywhere in space. An example of these guidelines is this:

You cannot use the data wherein it states the number of people because it is a count and not a continuous statistical surface. However, if you use the term “number of people per square kilometers”, then you are on the right track because it is considered as a ratio and the location still has a data value even if it drops to zero.

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