Map skills (for wiki)

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Map skills (for wiki)

  1. 1. Map Skills
  2. 2. What is a map? <ul><li>A map is a representation, usually on a flat surface, of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation. </li></ul>Now what does that mean?
  3. 3. <ul><li>A map is a representation, </li></ul><ul><li>A map is a drawing or model </li></ul><ul><li>usually on a flat surface, </li></ul><ul><li>of a round Earth on a flat surface, </li></ul><ul><li>of the features of an area of the earth </li></ul><ul><li>that shows the landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>or a portion of the heavens, </li></ul><ul><li>or part of the sky in a particular region, </li></ul><ul><li>showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>drawn to scale </li></ul><ul><li>according to some convention of representation. </li></ul><ul><li>using an accepted form of drawing or model. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map Components <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul><ul><li>Key or Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul>

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