Types of Maps

(i) Sketch Maps

(ii) Atlas Maps

(iii) Topographic Maps: which is the most and widely used in map reading.

Some of the symbols and signs as used in map reading are literal symbols, line symbols, point symbols and pictorial symbols. These symbols are used to show certain features in map reading.

For instance, line symbols are used mainly for topographic maps to show such features like railways, roads, rivers, boundaries,

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