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Make a Legend for a Map

By February 19, 2013

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Key Legend ExampleMaps can be very simple or complex creations. For complex maps, a legend is essential to understanding the many symbols, but even simple maps can benefit from an explanation of the colors and whatever symbols are included.  Whether you are creating a map for a brochure or a newsletter or a series of standalone maps of any kind, here are some of the key ingredients to creating a good map legend.

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