Types of Maps - Humble Independent School District

Types of Maps Reference Thematic Reference Maps Political Physical

Reference Maps Political map- show boundaries, capitals, and cities. Reference Maps Physical map- show natural features such as landforms, rivers and other bodies of water.

Thematic/Special Purpose Map Shows a specific topic, theme, or data. (Ex: cattle ranching, climates, population, rainfall, soil types) Thematic/Special Purpose Map What is the

theme of this map? Thematic/Special Purpose Map What is the theme of this map?

Thematic/Special Purpose Map What is the theme of this map? Road Map Shows: highways and roads, cities, towns, state and county lines. This always has a

map scale. Your map must include:

Title Compass Rose Map Scale/ Mileage Chart Map Key/ Legend Symbols and colors to indicate locations, features, activities, etc.

Types of Maps Gallery Walk Type of map 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9. Evidence One fact

Parts of a map Vocabulary Word 1.Map key 2.Map scale 3.Compass Rose 4. Cardinal Directions 5.Intermediate

Directions Definition Picture Map Key Maps often use

symbols or colors to represent things, and the map key explains what they mean. Map Scale

Used to determine distance between two locations on a map. Compass Rose A circle or decorative device printed on a

map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north. Cardinal Directions

Main points on a compass rose: North, South, East, West. Intermediate Directions In between points on a compass

rose: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest.

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