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Compass Rose helps us know which direction would be North, East, South, or West.
Scale helps us measure distances on a map
Legend or Key A box on a map, which tells us the meaning of the symbols used on a map
Political Map A map that uses color to show countries, states, or other political divisions
Physical Map A map that uses color to show land elevations and water depths
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