Mapping - Basic Map Drawing Skills
A power point presentation which provides an outline of BOLTSS. BOLTSS being a word that we use to help us remember different parts of a map. Each letter stands for a different word.
|Border :||Shows the edges of the map. The limits of the area covered by the map. Often there is an overlap of the borders of adjoining maps of the same series.|
|Orientation :||Shows which way is north, usually as directed with a compass arrow.|
|Legend :||Shows what the symbols mean.|
|Title :||Tells the reader what the map is for or what place is drawn on it. The name of the map identifying the geographic area that it covers.|
|Scale :||How big is the actual distance is compared to the map. A linear and/or ratio indicating distance on the map to distance on the ground.|
|Source :||Who provides the source of the information on which the map has been based.|