Why maps are made
This course looks at the prevalence of maps in everyday life, their uses and their importance. From mental maps to public transport and street maps it moves on to historical and history-making maps. Along with assessing the political importance of some maps it examines how we read maps and looks at how to evaluate the information contained within them. Although maps might seem to be objective and factual the course looks at the values embedded in both maps themselves and our perceptions of them.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.