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Map Essentials (TODALSIGS)

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  • 1. Map Essentials
  • 2. TODALSIGS
    • A good map must have nine elements to be any good.
      • T – Title
      • O – Orientation
      • D – Date
      • A – Author
      • L – Legend (key)
      • S – Scale
      • I – Index
      • G – Grid System
      • S – Surrounding Area
  • 3. Title
    • Explains what the heck you are looking at.
      • Do I see London or do I see France???
  • 4. Orientation
    • Lets reader know which way is which.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Date
    • When was the map made?
      • Important because the world changes
      • And maps get lonely
  • 7.  
  • 8. Author
    • Need to know who made the map.
  • 9. Legend (key)
    • “ Unlocks” the symbols on the map
  • 10.  
  • 11. Scale
    • Tool that lets the map reader know distances on the map
  • 12. Index
    • Alphabetical list of all named features on the map
      • Cities
      • Roads
      • Counties
      • Countries
      • Lakes
      • Rivers
      • Seas
      • Etc.
  • 13. Grid System
    • A way for the map reader to locate features on the map
      • Latitude/Longitude
      • Number/Letter Grid
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16. Surrounding Area
    • Lets reader have context of where the map is focusing