Modern Mapping

How have satellites changed map making

Satellite images, which are accurate photographs of the Earth’s surface, allow cartographers to precisely determine the location of roads, cities, rivers, and other features on the Earth. These images help cartographers create maps that are more accurate than ever before. Since the Earth is a dynamic and ever-changing place, satellite images are great tools that allow cartographers to stay up-to-date.

Satellites orbiting the Earth take photographs that make it possible to create extremely accurate maps.

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