Map Activities

Part I

Give the compass directions MOST closely associated with the following azimuths.
1. 135°
2. 225°
3. 293°
4. 338°
5. 68°

Part II

Convert the following scale to the indicated scale form.

1. Give the RF for 1" = 7 miles
2. Give the RF for 1" = 1000 feet
3. Give the RF for 1" = 200 miles
4. Give the verbal scale for 1:253,440
5. Give the verbal scale for 1:36,000

Part III

Use the scale page to answer the following questions. Remember that the actual distance on the page is what determines the scale. However, since you are using a variable scale viewing media, you will have to take into account this change in scale by using the ruler provided at the bottom of the page to tell you the length of an inch on the actual paper.

1. Which scale is the same as one inch represents two miles?
2. Which scale is the same as one inch represents 1000 miles?
3. Which scale is the same as one inch represents 2000 feet?
4. Which scale is the same as 1" = 100 miles?
5. Which scale is the same as 1" = 1/3 mile?
6. Which scale is the same as 1:126,720?
7. Which scale is the same as 1:63,360,000?
8. Which scale is the same as 1/24,000?
9. Which scale is the same as 1/6,336,000?
10. Which scale is the same as 1:21,120?

Part IV
Fill in the blanks below.

1. There are _____ seconds in a minute, _____ minutes in a degree, and _____degrees in a circle.
2. Latitude measures distance _____ and _____ of the _____.
3. Longitude measures distance _____ and _____ of the ______________ which runs through __________.
4. Latitude measures as high as _____ which represents the ________ and longitude measures as high as _____.
5. At the poles, all lines of longitude (meridians) __________.
6. The coordinates of the north pole are _____ and of the south pole are _____.
Fill in the table below. Look at the points on the latitude and longitude map and identify their location by latitude and longitude to the nearest 15° (All answers must be multiples of 15°.) Do not forget to state the direction, if necessary. Leave a blank if no information is needed.

 point latitude longitude A B C D E F G H I J

Fill in the blanks.

The directions _____ or _____ must always be given with latitude EXCEPT for _____ which is the _____. The directions _____ or _____ must always be given with longitude EXCEPT for _____ which is the _____ and _____ on the opposite side of the earth. Latitude can NEVER be over _____ and longitude can NEVER be over _____ . All points on the earth's surface must be identified by both coordinates EXCEPT for ____ ___ which is the _____ and ____ ___ which is _____.

Part V

Using the Township and Range Block page to identify the USPLS coordinates for the lettered squares. Don't forget to check the scale of each map first.

Block One

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N

Block Two

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M

Block Three

Use the coordinates given for the pink block and the scale to give the coordinates of the other squares.

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H