How to use map symbols


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How to use map symbols

  1. 1. How do we use map symbols?
  2. 2. Why do we use symbols? <ul><li>When drawing a map to scale it is important to include as much detail as possible – however not all the detail will fit on the map so we have to use a key of different symbols, abbreviations and letters to represent the main items on the map </li></ul>
  3. 3. Think about it this way . . . . <ul><li>Imagine that you have to draw a map that shows the route from your house to the school – but you are not allowed any words . . .this means that we need to use symbols to show what we would pass on the way . . . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do you know any map symbols? Draw a symbol on the board and then write below what it is!
  5. 5. Quick Quiz – On a page at the back of your book - write down what you think of the following symbols means There are 10 of these to guess – if you don’t have an idea - have a go! But do remember that you are trying to think of things that might be shown on a map! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  6. 6. Quick Quiz – 6 . 7. 8. C G 9. 10. So what do they all mean?
  7. 7. Quick Quiz – Ok – make sure that you are marking somebody else’s work – here they come . . . . . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Caravan Park Information Office Golf club/course Telephone Battlefield site
  8. 8. Quick Quiz – 6 . 7. 8. C G 9. 10. How many did you get? Lighthouse Picnic site Coastguard Primary Road (A Road) Rail station
  9. 9. Now you need to look at the list of the main map symbols <ul><li>Look at Page 108 in your book </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given a sheet with the same symbols on it </li></ul><ul><li>You need to learn some of the main symbols for homework </li></ul>
  10. 10. Homework for <ul><li>Learn 4 of the sections of the symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist Information </li></ul><ul><li>Water features </li></ul><ul><li>General Features </li></ul><ul><li>Abbreviations & Antiquities </li></ul>
  11. 16. Work now ! <ul><li>Page 97 – Complete the Activities – Make sure that you draw out the Table for Activity 1 carefully and draw out the symbols and explanations carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 2 – make sure that you draw out a copy of the island – follow the full instructions in the Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that you read the instructions! </li></ul>