Important Map Terms:
Map - A visual representation of the world. Maps provide us with information about or world, including countries, continents and the location of different features and the distance between places.
Symbols - Pictures, letters and colours that are used to represent something specific on a map.
Grid - A grid includes a series of crossing lines that create squares or rectangles. These shapes help us to identify areas on maps.
Scale - Scale helps us to identify how big an area on a map is in reality. A scale might be shown as 1:00 for example, which means that 1 cm on the map represents 100 km in reality.
Topographic VS Thematic Maps:
Topographic maps provide information on elevation. This refers to how far above sea level a particular area of land is.
Check out this video on Thematic Maps:
Understanding lines of Longitude and Latitude:
Check out this Canva lesson on Longitude and Latitude and how we use these lines to pinpoint locations on Earth.
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