What Makes a Map

All Good Maps Will Have...

  • Border: To show what the map is showing.
  • Orientation: To show where to hold your map.
  • Legend: To show what the symbols in a map mean.
  • Title: To make you understand what your looking at in a map.
  • Scale: To show how long a place is.
  • Sorce: Where you get your infomation.


A legend contains all the information you need to know of a map's symbols. Legends explain all the meanings of the dots, colors and lines on a map and show information like height. A legend is usualy found on the lower left corner of the map, a legend is essential.