Elements of a Map TODALSIGS - Weebly

Elements of a Map TODALSIGS - Weebly

is an acronym for all the components of a map. You will be asked to include some of the items on all of your maps.

is for title. The title conveys the subject and area covered.

is for orientation The orientation conveys the

maps cardinal direction on a compass rose. is for

date. The date conveys when the map was made and/or to what period in history the

map corresponds. This is important because of historical changes in boundaries, names,

etc. is for author or source.

The author is the person responsible for creating the map. Without the name of the author, it is difficult

to give credit where credit is due. Hint: Always put your name

on your map. is for legend.

The legend is the section of the map that explains all symbols and

color representations is for scale.

The scale conveys the distance between

points on a map. is for index.

Northern Ireland districts district: 1.Antrim Borough Council 2. Ards Borough Council

3.Armagh Bity Council 4.Ballymena Borough Council 5.Ballymoney Borough Council 6.Banbridge District Council The index is a listing of

locations (usually alphabetical) for specific items found on the map. The index is used in conjunction with the grid system.

is for grid. The grid is a specific pattern used to measure absolute location.

Example: latitude/longitude, number/letter is for source.

The source indicates where the author got the information. Sometimes the author and the source are the

same. Identify the TODALSIGS for each map if possible. This is an opportunity to check your

understanding.

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