LEARNING GEOGRAPHY WITH UNDERGROUND MAPS
- Underground maps,
- cartographic design,
- geography education,
- cognition maps
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Underground maps have become so popular and widespread that they have transcended the
function for which they were created about a century ago. These maps fulfill faithfully the duty
of guiding us across the metropolitan transport network. In addition, they have become iconic
elements, merchandising and brand images of many of these cities. In this paper, we propose
the use of these maps in order to be applied as a teaching methodology with a dual purpose; on
the one hand, for learning about cartographic design and, on the other hand, as a tool for
understanding the territory through cognitive maps.