YEAR 7 GEOGRAPHY

MAPS... WHAT ARE THEY?

ALL ABOUT MAPS

TYPES OF MAPS ARE:

- Topography. Which shows physical evolution in land.

- Choropleth. Which shows different shades of colours explain hotter or colder, more rain or less rain, thick forest or none at all ect.

-Road Maps. Shows all the streets and roads as well as highways, freeways, bridges, rivers, lakes, recreational, landmarks ects.

BOLTSS

Every map needs to include these 6 things. An easy way to remember them is to think of BOLTSS.


B- border, a box around the map to clearly show its content.

O- orientation, so you know which ways north. A compass direction.

L- legend, a key to explain what the symbols and colours on the map mean.

T- title, clearly showing what the map means and its theme.

S- source, the information used to make the map.

S- scale, indicates distance on the map compared with the actual area being shown.

Which jobs require using maps?

  • Explorer
  • Mountineer
  • Bus driver
  • Taxi driver
  • Expedition leader
  • Pilot
  • Train driver
  • Ship's captain