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The Power of the Map | Esri Insider

The Power of the Map | Esri Insider | Open Geographic Information Systems | Scoop.it

Maps mean different things to different people.  So what is a map?

My definition is simple: a map is an answer to a question.

There are three basic kinds of maps that answer three basic types of questions:

The Location map answers the question, “Where am I?”The Navigation map answers the question, “How do I get there?”The Spatial Relationships map answers the question “How are these things related?”
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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

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Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


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Steven Flis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:28 AM

Fun quiz, pretty easy with basic worldly knowledge. Also if you just scroll in close enough then scroll across the page it would then show up to you, which is good for learning incase you had no clue what the answer is. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:53 AM

This is great! Thanks.

Ryan Amado's comment, September 11, 2013 2:19 PM
Challenging and fun. You can sometimes get carried away exploring