|USES OF MAPS?
Today maps are used by people to find places
they have not seen. Letís say you are asked to find the nearest high
school from your house. You could walk aimlessly from your house and
hope you find a school.
However, if you were thinking, you would use a
local map to help locate the nearest high school. The scale on
the map can help you determine the distance and the legend
reveals what map symbol is a high school. The direction
in which you should walk can also be determined. However, you may need
a compass to walk in the direction. Letís learn about other
types of maps and their uses.