DOGSTAILS: An Introduction to Map Reading Lesson by

DOGSTAILS: An Introduction to Map Reading Lesson by

DOGSTAILS: An Introduction to Map Reading Lesson by Gale Ekiss Arizona Geographic Alliance Adapted from the work of Jody Smothers Marcello

1. What is an "acronym?" Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the D stand for?

DOGSTAILS Date 1. When was the map made? 2. Is it still reliable?

Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the O stand for? DOGSTAILS

Orientation Is there a compass rose? Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the G stand for?

DOGSTAILS Grid 1. Is there a grid? 2. Is it alpha-numeric or latitude and

longitude? Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the S stand for?

DOGSTAILS Scale 1. Is there a scale? 2. What unit of measurement is it using?

Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the T stand for? DOGSTAILS Title

1. What is the title of the map? 2. *Always read first Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the A stand

for? We are cheating. It really should be an C word. DOGSTAILS

Author 1. Who made the map? 2. Cartographer Acronym--DOGSTAILS

What does the I stand for? DOGSTAILS Index Is there an alphabetical listing of the

places on the map? Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the L stand for?

DOGSTAILS Legend Is there a place on the map that explains the symbols used on the map?

Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the S stand for? DOGSTAILS Situation

Does this map show this place in relation to another

place?

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