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# What are the five elements of a map?

A. Title, scale, key, height, and weight
B. Title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend
C. Legend, direction, magentic compass, imaginary lines, and hemispheres
D. Title, legend, scale, compass rose, key

This question is part of Basic Map Skills Quiz
Asked by Jeremyj, Last updated: Apr 02, 2020

#### H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

The five essential elements of a map are a compass, legend, the title, an inset map, and a scale. These are important because these five things help explain the information on the map.

Elements of a map are the term used to describe the various bits of information provided on a map, generally in the margins, which helps establish how much space will be equal to a set distance and is often seen at the bottom of the map. Keys are also commonly seen on maps. This feature includes all symbols and lines as well as their meaning.

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#### suman_Saurav

Suman_Saurav, Web Application Developer, Noida

The five essential elements of a map are a compass, legend, the title, an inset map, and a scale. These are important because these five things help explain

#### Victor Roy

The map has some basic elements that will allow you to read and understand the map better. These five elements include the compass, title, legend, inset map, and the scale. The more that you know about these five elements, the more that you will get to understand how the map should be used. The title will allow you to know the current direction of the location.

#### N. Jarah

N. Jarah

The correct answer to this question is B, Title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend. All five of these things are important because they help to explain the information that is found on a map. The title of a map is a keyword or two that grabs the attention of the reader.

Direction on a map is shown through a compass. It helps the reader correlate the directions to the real world. A legend helps the reader decode the various symbols on a map. Scale is also known as the distance, which shows distance in a graph or numeric format.

#### Malcolm Carneal

Get immense pleasure in traveling and writing about visiting places.

Malcolm Carneal, Corporate employee, MCA, Hawick

Why is there a need to know the basic elements of a map? This is easy. You need to know how to read the map so that you can use it properly. It will help to become familiar with the various elements because this way, you will immediately know how to use it. The color of the map may sometimes show what continents you are looking at.

The compass rose is another element because this will provide you with the direction where the map is facing. The legend is another element of the map available. This will provide you with more details regarding the various things that you can see on the map. The data frame will provide you with the data layers that you are looking for. The north arrow is the last element that you are searching for at this time.

#### M. Delilah

M. Delilah

The correct answer to the question is option C
A good map should have five elements. These five elements are compass, title, scale, compass rose, inset map, and legend.

The title is a very important element. This gives basic information about the area that the map represents.

Scale: the scale shows the relationship between the real-life distance and the distance represented on the map. For instance, an inch on the map can represent a mile in actual life.

Compass rose: a compass rose is used to show the cardinal directions. It can be represented in verbal, numeric, or graphic form.

Inset map: is a small map that is provided on the large map. This highlights a specific geographical location.

Legend: it is also known as the “key.” This explains the symbols used on the map.

#### E.Emily

E.Emily

The map has some basic elements that will allow you to read and understand the map better. These five elements include the compass, title, legend, inset map, and the scale. The more that you know about these five elements, the more that you will get to understand how the map should be used. The title will allow you to know the current direction of the location.
It also helps if you know the legend; otherwise, how will you know what the different symbols and colors represent. Can you imagine if you would look at the map and not know what to search for? The map will not be very useful to you if thatâ€™s the case.

#### joshua

Joshua

Ttle symbols scale labels legend and compass

Jeremyj