From the: Planet Earth Series

The major types of world maps, as well as topographic, road, and city maps are discussed. Through watching the video and conducting activities in the accompanying guide, students will improve their mapping and navigation skills. Tools used to create maps are discussed, including global positioning systems (GPS), satellite imagery, and laser technologies. Other terminology includes: scale, meridian, latitude, longitude, Mercator projection, legend, and contour lines.

Received Special Mention as Outstanding Video in its Subject and Grade Level.  "A well-organized production with clear, concise, and well documented definitions, supported by excellent photography." --NAMTC Curricular Media/ National Media Market October 2002

National Association of Media and Technology Centers
NAMTC Curricular Media/National Media Market
October 2002

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Sample Video: What is a Map?

Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC043Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343669
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