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Features of Maps Posters

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A set of 2 posters outlining the features of a map.

This set of 2 teaching posters outlines the features of a map using the acronym BOLTSS.

  • Border – where the edges of the map are.
  • Orientation – what direction is north (up, down etc).
  • Legend – shows what the symbols mean.
  • Title – describes the map.
  • Scale – how big is the actual distance compared to the map?
  • Source – who made the map?

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