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What is a map legend?

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A Legend on a map essentially tells you which signs on a map symbolize and represent, what is natural or a man-made feature. For example, a miniature blue tent on a map, represents the location of a camping site.

A legend on a map provides valuable information for interpreting what it is showing you. Gives direction by a north indication. Provides a scale to allow for distance calculations. Depending on map, will give city names, park locations, lakes, and rivers, etc.

It also gives info regarding inches vs miles, streets vs highways and identifies marks on maps which might otherwise be confusing.

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