North, South, East, and West
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest
a drawing on a map that shows direction
tells you have much smaller the distance on a map is compared to the actual distance
Smaller the scale...
the more detail
explains the symbols used on the map
shows political boundaries, states, cities, countries, capitals
shows types of landforms and bodies of water found in the area -shows the earth's natural features (i.e. elevation and vegetation)
shows climate, vegetation, natural resources, population density, economic activity, historical trends, movement, etc...