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Definition and Organisation of Map Elements

Why Organize your Map Elements

The parts that make up the design and layout of a map are visual elements, which allow the transfer of information. The cartographer arranges the visual elements into a functional composition to facilitate communication.

In this unit, you will learn the various elements that must be present on a good map. A very important step in creating good maps by arranging these elements on the layout into a meaningful, aesthetically pleasing design. Necessary prerequisites are knowledge about map size and map scale. This content was covered in the previous unit where you may need to have a look first.

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