Meaning of legend in map reading




Most maps use symbols, colors, shadings, or other devices to represent features or the amount, degree, or proportion of some quantity. Some symbols are self-explanatory, but it is usually necessary to include a legend box in a corner of the map to explain the symbolization

Most maps use symbols, colors, shadings, or other devices to represent features or the amount, degree, or proportion of some quantity. Some symbols are self-explanatory, but it is usually necessary to include a legend box in a corner of the map to explain the symbolization. The map legend is the box below the map which shows the interpretation of symbols and signs used in the map.

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