When we were kids, we used to fancy a map! Even if we never understood anything, it felt great to locate places on it. Isn’t it? But, now that we are grown up, things are different! Let us try to know all that we can about maps. This will help us in studying and understanding the world geography better.
Globe Versus A Map
A globe differs from a map in many aspects. Let us look at some key points of difference between a globe and a map. A compilation of many maps is called an atlas.
A globe is a three-dimensional sphere while a map is two-dimensional.
The globe represents the whole earth, whereas a map may represent the whole earth or just a part of it.
A globe can be used to get a broad-level picture of the world while maps provide more specific information about different places.
A globe, being spherical in shape, spins around an axis. However, maps, are a representation on a piece of paper, does not spin.
Globes are made of hard materials and cannot be folded making them difficult to be carried around. However, you can easily fold and carry maps all along with you.
You can use a map for navigating from one place to another. However, globes don’t provide enough specific details to help you in navigation.