NAMRIA Interactive is an effort to provide users of this website a learning facility and resource for map appreciation. By using tools like GIS or Geographic Information System data is delivered spatially. Visitors will likewise experience different presentations to Philippine geography.
With the use of GIS technology, information is delivered or presented by locating them on a map. The geodetic control points and geographic features are using this tool.
This will acquaint visitors to a topographic and other types of maps. They will explore the parts of a map and they will learn the different symbols that they find within the maps. This basic knowledge will hopefully provide them skill in reading maps..
How many islands compose the entire Philippine archipelago? This question is asked in a quiz. Visitors will not only challenge their knowledge but will also give them more information about Philippine geography. Further, there are profiles of the ten biggest islands in the country.
Pociano C. Ciceron, a former Assistant Director of the Mapping and Reprography Department of the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority designed and supervised the construction of the relief maps model of the Philippines at the Rizal Park in 1968.
Father Pedro Murillo is a Spanish Jesuit priest who crafted the widely acclaimed antique map of the Philippines in 1734 called Carta Hydrographica y Chronographica de las Islas de Filipinas.
Women navigate by landmarks and visual memories. Men navigate by direction and distance, and tend to be better at reading maps.
The invention and development of the telegraph in the 1840s made possible the swift collection of information from widespread weather stations, and thus enabled the first weather maps to be drawn.
According to the National Geographic Society, a survey of 18 to 24-year-olds from nine nations put the United States dead last in general geographic knowledge scores. One in seven - about 24 million people - could not find their own country on a world map. The survey revealed that Americans possess a pathetically poor sense of where they are - much less any knowledge about the rest of the world. And even more alarming, those who participated in the survey were recent high school and college graduates.
In 1507, the first globular map was published showing the Western Hemisphere. It was printed at St. Die in the Vosges Mountains of Alsac, and it was the first map to use the term AMERICA.
On maps, adjacent countries are usually shown in different colors. What is the smallest number of colors needed for a world map? Four (4).
The YOU ARE HERE on a map is called the IDEO locator.
The term atlas came into use in the late sixteenth century after the son of Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator published a book of his father's maps with a picture on the title page showing the Titan Atlas supporting the world on his shoulder.
The world's oldest map can be found in Nuzi, Iraq. It is a clay table dating from about 3800 BC showing mountains, water bodies, and other features. It was found out that surveying and mapping were already being done in highly developed societies long before Christ, particularly in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Few only know how maps play a significant role in todays information society. That these piece of paper showing different places provides a graphic information on the world around us. An ancient art work which attests to the rich heritage and colorful history of a nation.
The first sophisticated and well-developed symbolisms and more cartographically advanced maps was found in China during the Han Dynasty (68 BC). These three 1:90,000 topographic and military maps are made of silk. Because of its earlier use of scale, compass, paper, and printing press in mapping than Western countries.