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Answered 2009-12-27 00:38:48

"Elements of a map" is the term used to describe the various bits of information provided on a map, normally in the margins, which help the user to get the most from the map. Essential elements are the Title (or a caption in books), Scale, Date of Publication. North arrow, Legend (or key), Location information ( e.g. Latitude and Longitude) and Source of information.

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