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Map Essentials (TODALSIGS)


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Map Essentials (TODALSIGS)

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