This GSEB Class 6 Social Science Notes Chapter 2 Map covers all the important topics and concepts as mentioned in the chapter.
Map Class 6 GSEB Notes
→ A map is defined as a two-dimensional representation of the whole or part of the earth, drawn to /scale, on a flat surface.
→ With the help of a map, a correct picture of any area can be known.
→ There are three components of a map:
- Scale and
- Conventional signs.
→ Generally, there is a sign on the upper side of every map which indicates the north direction.
→ If the scale of a map is known, then an actual distance between any two places can be known.
→ Letters, shades, colours, pictures and lines can be used in the maps. These signs give much more information in less space.
→ The map has a simple and worldwide accepted language. There is an international understanding about the usage of this language. This is called ‘Conventional signs’ of the map.
→ Different colours are used in maps to indicate specific geographical features, e.g., black indicates man-made features like buildings, roads, railways, etc. blue indicates water bodies like seas, oceans, lakes, reservoirs, wells, canals, etc. brown indicates mountains and hills; green for forest and yellow for plains.