Canberra - Change over time in maps
Thematic and physical maps
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TRAINING MAP READING SKILLS
The maps can be effectively used to train map reading skills. In a first step, they can be connected with the boxes 1 and 3 on the same page. Finding and locating the different types and variations of map symbols can help understanding the way thematic maps process information. In a second step, the comparison of maps can be trained. To do this, a simple method with cut-out paper is described below the map. This method can help focus on different functional parts of the city. It can help making more precise comparisons, e.g. of the percent of built-up area north of Canberra in 1940 and 2020. Likewise, changes in the centre of Canberra can be analysed better when limiting the scope of the map. This could help e.g. when comparing the number of government buildings on Capital Hill in 1940 and 2020.