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The information, which cannot be given in words, can be expressed in brief through maps. Even those, who are illiterate, can read & understand maps. Language of drawing and reading maps is common all over the world. Oldest maps available are from middle Asia, they are over 5000 years old. Around 2000-2500 years back Greek people had tried to draw world map. At the end of first century, a scientist Tolemi wrote a book “Geographia”. He introduced the terms latitude and longitude. He also discussed the method of showing rounded surface of the earth on plane paper.

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