How do symbols help in reading maps?
Symbols are an important part of a map. They give a lot of information in a limited space. With the use of symbols, maps can be drawn easily and are simple to read, even if we don't know the language of an area. Buildings, roads, bridges, are shown by using certain standard letters, shades, colours, pictures, and lines. These symbols give a lot of information in a little space. Using these symbols, maps can be drawn easily. The use of symbols makes maps simple to read.