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Map of California

The Assignment Prepare and submit a study map (or, even better, a set of maps) by drawing all 50 of the geographical features listed below on one or more copies of the blank base map linked above. Mountain Ranges/Provinces (8): Sierra Nevada, Klamath-Siskiyou-Trinity, Southern Cascades, Northern Coast Ranges, Southern Coast Ranges, San Gabriel, San Bernardino, Peninsular Ranges Mountain Peaks and Passes (15): Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta, White Mountain, The Palisades, Mt. Lassen, Mt. Diablo, Sutter Buttes, Mt. San Antonio (Baldy), Mt. San Jacinto, San Gorgonio Mtn. and Pass, Donner Pass, Tehachapi Pass, Cajon Pass, Tejon Pass Valleys, Basins, and Plains (11): Great Central Valley (Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley), Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Salinas Valley, Death Valley, Owens Valley, Carrizo Plain, San Fernando Valley, Imperial Valley, Coachella Valley Major Faults (5): San Andreas, Hayward, Garlock, San Jacinto, Newport-Inglewood Historic Earthquake Epicenters (6): Fort Tejon 1857, Owens Valley 1872, San Francisco 1906, Long Beach 1933, Loma Prieta 1989, Northridge 1994 Gold Rush (5): Mother Lode, regions of historic hydraulic mining, Sutter’s Mill, (Links to an external site.) Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, (Links to an external site.) New Almaden quicksilver mine (Links to an external site.) Sources to Use Selby textbook, (Links to an external site.) 4th edition: Figures 1-7, 2-16, and 3-12 (pages 13, 57, and 77) 3rd edition: Figures 1-7, 2-16, and 3-11 (pages 13, 55, and 73) Peakery.com (Links to an external site.) Google Maps (Links to an external site.) CalTopo.com (Links to an external site.) Wikipedia list of California Mountain Passes (Links to an external site.) Southern California Earthquake Center (Links to an external site.)

It is also helpful to work with maps that display county boundaries; this is not something the regular Google Maps site provides, but here are a couple of similar tools that do: randymajors.com (Links to an external site.) and mobrule.com. (Links to an external site.) Additional Guidelines Represent each feature with an appropriate symbol on the map. Point features such as a mountain peak, pass, earthquake epicenter, or historic site should be located with a dot on the map. Linear features such as a tectonic fault should be located with a line. Area features such as a mountain range or valley or thematic region should be represented by some sort of enclosed or shaded shape.

You are welcome to do this assignment by hand, and most of you probably will find is easiest to do just that. If you are comfortable working with software that allows you to digitally draw shapes on, and add text to, an image, that is acceptable, too. Ultimately, you need upload one or more

digital image files, such as a jpeg or pdf. If working by hand, take a digital photo of your paper map(s) and upload the photo(s) to Canvas below. Be as precisely accurate as possible, paying attention to the information provided on the base map: county lines and shaded topographic relief. Your uploaded map(s) will be graded according to a 20-point rubric built around three categories: completeness, accuracy, and neatness of your work