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Map Reading

Map Reading

Geography – Junior Cert

Quick Notes

Map Reading

A map shows a scaled down picture of reality.  Symbols and colours are used to represent the real world.  Scale is the link between distance on a map and its corresponding distance on the ground. Scale can be shown on the map in three ways – by a linear scale, a statement of scale or by representative fraction.  Grid references are used to locate places on a map.  The vertical lines on a map are called Eastings and the horizontal lines are...

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