Mapping Skills Review

To review the Mapping Skills learned in preparation for the Unit Test.

It is time to review your Mapping Skills and to prepare for the Unit Test.

In preparation for the Mapping Skills Test, review the following Content Learning Outcomes:

Students should be able to:

1) Calculate scale in three ways (i.e. linear, representative fraction, and verbal scale)
2) Move from one scale to another
3) Measure distances curved and straight
4) Calculate area using the squares method
5) Use a variety of map symbols
6) Determine map directions especially when paired with an air photo
7) Understand the basic rules of contours lines
8) Recognize topographic profiles
9) Use the military grid for determining location (using both 4 and 6 digit methods)
10) Read and interpret topographic maps in regards to:
a) climate b) economic activities - forestry, mining, farming, port activities c) transportation - logging roads, trails, roads, highways, railways d) ethnic group e) type of land form
f) agents responsible for relief
11) Interpret the two types of air photos in regards to similar items in #13, plus determining: a) recognition of various man-made features b) approximate the scale of an air photo when twinned with a topographic map

Note: You will be
able to use a ruler for this test but not a calculator. Hence, you will not be asked to calculate gradient or vertical exaggeration.

Mapping Skills Review

Click on a selection to see if you are correct.

A) Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

1. When driving from Beaconsfield in grid square 1569 to Clarence West in grid square 1970, one would be generally traveling toward the

A. northeast. B. southeast. C. northwest. D. southwest.

2. The contour elevation at grid reference 218646 is

A. 450 ft. B. 550 ft. C. 650 ft. D. 750 ft.

3. The approximate area of Valleyview Provincial Park centered at grid reference 170710 is

A. .5 sq. km B. 1.0 sq. km C. 1.5 sq. km D. 2.0 sq. km

4. Identify the cultural feature at 12L on the air photograph.

A. fish hatcheries B. irrigation dugouts C. fresh water reservoir D. waste treatment facility

5. Evidence on the map suggests that the forces most responsible for shaping the Annapolis Valley are

A. glaciers and rivers. B. isostasy and rivers. C. folding and faulting. D. mass wasting and flooding.

6. The region provides both opportunities and problems for the people of Bridgetown.

Identify and explain three opportunities and three problems presented by the physical nature of the region. (6 marks) Key

7a. Identify three ways that development may be environmentally harmful to this region. (3 marks)

b. Propose two ways the community may address the threats that you have identified. (2marks) Key

B) Medicine Hat, Alberta

8. The height of the land at grid reference 245486 is approximately

A. 2 050 feet. B. 2 100 feet. C. 2 175 feet. D. 2 250 feet.

9. In relation to the topographic map, what direction is the top of the photograph?

A. north B. south C. east D. west

10. The scale of the air photograph is approximately

A. 1 : 25 000 B. 1 : 50 000 C. 1 : 100 000 D. 1 : 125 000

11. The feature which lies between the bluffs at 240440 and 263430 is a(n)

A. peneplain. B. flood plain. C. oxbow lake. D. drainage basin.

12. Evidence suggesting that the region was once covered by an inland sea is the presence of

A. natural gas wells. B. deposition in the river. C. underground reservoirs. D. an entrenched meandering river.

13. Medicine Hat was established in 1883, shortly after Canada became a nation. Over the course of a hundred years, people have been influenced by the physical environment of the region and, in turn, have influenced the environment through their activities.

Explain the influence that physical geography and human activity have had on each other in this environment. You must address both the physical and human influences to receive full marks. Answer in paragraph form. (6 marks) Key

C) Jasper, Alberta

14. In what direction are the Trefoil Lakes (2960) from the museum (269594)?

A. northeast B. northwest C. southeast D. southwest

15. What is the distance along Highway 16 from the intersection at grid reference 264580 to the intersection at grid reference 287628?

A. 3 km B. 6 km C. 9 km D. 12 km

16. In which grid square is the gradient greatest?

A. 2765 B. 2954 C. 3057 D. 3060

17. The cultural feature at 10J on the air photograph was designed to

A. treat municipal wastes. B. raise fish in a hatchery. C. store water for the town. D. provide recreational opportunities.

18. The main economic activity in the region is A. mining. B. tourism. C. forestry. D. manufacturing.

19. With reference to the map and air photograph, explain the interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere in the Jasper region. Answer in paragraph form. (6 marks) Key



Assignment Work

1) Begin studying for the Unit Test and do the review questions above.

Press the button on the Action menu to proceed.