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You Got Skills #4: Parts of a Map

You Got Skills #4: Parts of a Map

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  • 1. Parts of a Map
  • 2. Parts of a Map: •Most maps have the following six elements (parts), which help us read and understand what the map is trying to represent
  • 3. 1. Title • The title explains the subject of the map and gives you an idea of what information the map conveys
  • 4. 2. Compass Rose The compass rose shows you directions on a map Cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west Intermediate directions are northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast
  • 5. Compass Rose You can remember the order of the directions with this saying… starting at the top and going around clockwise: Never Eat Soggy Waffles (north) (east) (south) (west)
  • 6. 3. LABELS Labels are words or phrases that explain features on the map
  • 7. A legend or key lists and explains the symbols and use of color on the map
  • 8. 5. SCALE Scale shows the ratio between a unit of length on the map and a unit of distance on the earth
  • 9. 6. Colors •Colors represent a variety of information on a map. The map legend indicates what the colors mean. Life Expectancy Map