What are the three components of a map?
Answer: The three components of a map are; Distance, Direction and Symbol.
What are the four cardinal directions?
Answer: North, East, South and West are the four cardinal directions.
What do you mean by the term ‘the scale of the map’?
Answer: The scale of the map shows the actual distance as represented by one unit of measurement on the map. For example; if the scale of the map shows 1 cm = 10 km, this means 5 cm on the map is equal to 50 km in the real world.
How are maps more helpful than a globe?
Answer: Maps can show more details compared to a globe. A map can be carried in the pocket. It can be folded to fit in small space. Thus, a map is more useful than a globe.
Distinguish between a map and a plan.
Answer: A map is made at a small scale while a plan is made at a large scale. A map shows a village, city, neighbourhood, state or country. But a plan shows a very small area; like a house or a hotel.
Which map provides detailed information?
Answer: A large scale map provides detailed information.
How do symbols help in reading maps?
Answer: Symbols are very useful in reading maps. Symbols are especially useful in a situation when you do not know the local language. In spite of that, you can easily locate a particular landmark with the help of symbols.
Maps showing distribution of forests are
The blue colour is used for showing
A compass is used
A scale is necessary
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