What is a map? • A map is a flat drawing of a specific location, country, or the world. • A map looks as if it were drawn from the view of someone sitting in an airplane.What is a globe? • A globe is a small model of the Earth.
How do maps help us? • Maps help us find our way from one place to another. • A map shows where things or places are located. • Maps can be used to show how far one place is from another.
Map Components Title Compass Scale Map Key or Legend Grid
• The title tells what the map is about. What is the title of this map?
• A compass rose tells the directions (which way) on a map.• It normally shows the four cardinal directions. They are: * North is at the top of a map. * South is at the bottom of a map. * West is on the left side of a map. * East is on the right side of a map.
Scale • A scale shows the relationship between the actual size of a location and the map size. For example, each inch on the map represents one mile on Earth. So, a map of a town would show a mile-long strip of fast food joints and auto dealers in one inch.
Map Key or Legend • The map key or legend shows the symbols or colors on a map and gives their meaning.
Grid The latitude and longitude are imaginary lines to help us find the exact point of a location.
Political Map • A political map shows the borders and boundaries of a country, state, region or city. • They usually include important bodies of water. • A political map often change because of wars or conflict.
Physical Map • A physical map shows natural landforms, bodies of water, and features of a country, region, or the world.
Thematic Map • A thematic map is designed to show a specific information or data.• Examples of information can be about: • Population • Religion • Weather • Food • Natural Resources