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Difference Between Map and Globe

Map vs Globe

A map and a globe are very much different. While a map gives a two dimensional presentation of certain regions in the world, a globe gives a three dimensional presentation of the entire world.

A map is easy to use and portable, whereas a globe is not. The regions can be easily identified in a map than in a globe.

A map presents the physical features of a particular region of the earth on a plane surface. Maps come with various symbols and signs related to the geographical and physical features. A globe can be called as a duplicate earth. It is round in shape and shows accurate areas, distances, directions and relative shape and size.

A map presents a distorted view as it is flat. On the contrary, a globe presents a less deformed view as it is round in shape.

When talking of accuracy, a globe is more accurate than the map. Maps may have wide gaps between regions, that are not seen in globes that only give the right measurements. In a map, one can see that the land towards the North Pole is shown larger than they are. It can also be seen that Antarctica is stretched shown as a stretched continent when it is actually round.

If a person is looking for more details, the map is the best one as it features a lot about specific regions. A map may include the boundaries, rail routes, climatic conditions, latitudes, longitudes and a lot more. Moreover, there are also various types of maps like geographical, physical, weather, tourism and transportation maps to name a few. Globe does not have all these minute details and also does not have many variations.

Summary

  1. A map gives a two dimensional presentation of certain regions in the world, a globe gives a three dimensional presentation of the entire world.
  2. A map presents the physical features of a particular region of the earth on a plane surface.
  3. A globe can be called as a duplicate earth. It is round in shape and shows accurate areas, distances, directions and relative shape and size.
  4. A map is easy to use and portable whereas a globe is not. It is easier to identify regions in a map than in a globe.
  5. When talking of accuracy, a globe is more accurate than the map. Maps may have wide gaps between regions that are not seen in globes.
  6. A map presents a distorted view as it is flat. On the contrary, a globe presents a less deformed view as it is round in shape.


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  1. it very clear and easy to read and understand

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