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What is a map for?

What is a map for? Page 1/5

Map makers draw symbols to help you find places on the map.

A map symbol is a small picture or shape that stands for a real thing.

The map title tells you what the map shows.

What is a map for? Page 2/5
A compass rose shows directions. The cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west. The map key shows what the symbols on the map mean. Symbols may be pictures, colors, patterns, lines, or other special marks.
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