What is a map legend?

What is a map legend?A map legend is a guide to all the symbols used on a map. It helps a person read a map correctly. Both shapes and colours can be used for symbols on a map. Stated simply, a map legend is a sort of dictionary so that you can understand what the map represents. Vegetation, topographic features, surface features etc are all represented by unique symbols which, in most cases, are standardised.

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