map symbol

map symbol

[′map ‚sim·bəl]
(mapping)
A character, letter, or similar graphic representation used on a map to indicate some object, characteristic, and so on.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The topics include how to make a map, map making tools, the big picture of map design, map generalization and classification, map symbol abstraction, words, and color.
Symbol synthesizer is a function box with interfaces providing capabilities of combining multiple graphic entities into one compound map symbol (Figure 1).
It is important to note that the circular map symbol denotes population size, not the areal extent of population.
They can also change the GPS unit's standard map symbol by opening a drop-down menu where they can select a specific symbol for their waypoint.
They struggled to read a four-figure grid reference and 83 per cent failed to identify the motorway map symbol. The company's researchers questioned more than 1,000 drivers to find out how much the nation's map-reading skills have been affected by new technology.
They struggled to read a four-figure grid reference and 83 per cent could not identify the motorway map symbol.
They struggled to read a fourfigure grid reference and 83% failed to identify the motorway map symbol. The company's researchers questioned over 1,000 drivers to find out how much the nation's map-reading skills have been affected by new technology.
One in three of them struggled to read a four-figure grid reference, while an alarming 83 per cent failed to identify the motorway map symbol.
They struggled to read a four-figure grid reference and 83% failed to identify the motorway map symbol.
When zooming in on deep-sky targets, HNSky offers the option of inserting an image of the object in place of the traditional map symbol. This functionality works, but it seems to slow screen redraws, and the image borders stand out too much and make the sky look patchy.
Two primary influences for our work include past efforts to develop map symbol standards and existing approaches for sharing map symbols.