A population map is used to represent the overall distribution of population within a particular area. Most maps represent the varying population data using color, while other population maps use symbols, such as circles... More »

The basic characteristics of useful online world maps are clear images, accurate labels, reliable information and readable fonts. Most useful online world maps label continents, large bodies of water and the Equator. More »

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Educational organizations that provide maps of the world for kids include Maps of World, National Geographic Kids and Ducksters. All of these websites offer multiple world maps available for download, as well as maps for... More »

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A thematic map displays information regarding a specific data set, such as the average population density in a certain area. A thematic map does not show general geographic features, such as city locations, unless used a... More »

In order for an area to be considered a state, it must have a permanent population, a defined territory, a government and sovereignty. If just one of these is missing, an area will not be given statehood. More »

The Caribbean Sea, an oceanic area located in the Western and Northern hemispheres, is found north of South America, east of Central America, and south of the United States. The Caribbean stretches from the Yucatan Penin... More »

Represented by different colors and shapes, map symbols are used to indicate certain terrain features or important locations in a specified area. The reduced representation of a map is rendered useless without the symbol... More »