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Simply speaking, we can define map as the representation of earth's surface in a flat sheet of paper. Physical, cultural and political features are presented in the map. It includes different information about a certain place.
Generally, a map is a combination of different colours, indices, and symbols. It is easily available, portable and easy to handle. It shows the relative size of the place. Proper use of colours and the appropriate use of generally accepted symbols are very important parts of a map.
These are the representation of physical setting of a particular place. Particular features of a place are presented by specific symbols. Some of the typical colours on a map and their meanings are as follows:
|Black||It indicates rail tracks and roadways.|
|Yellow/Brown||It shows elevation and high altitude.|
|Blue lines||It represents rivers.|
|Blue colour||It shows oceans, seas, and lakes.|
|Green||It indicates lowlands and plains.|
A map is the representation of the earth's surface in a flat sheet of paper.
Physical, cultural and political features are presented in a map.
The things that should be considered while drawing a map are as follows:
The blue colour represents water bodies on a map.
The black colour represents rail tracks and roadways on a map.
The yellow/brown colour indicates elevation and high altitude in a map.
The blue line indicates river in a map.
The green colour indicates lowlands and plains in a map.
A scale is the ratio between the distance in the map and the distance in the real ground.
A map contains different information about a particular_____________________________.
A map is the combination of _____________.
Particular features of a place are presented by specific ______________.