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

  2. 1. What is an "acronym?"

  3. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “D” stand for?

  4. DOGSTAILS Date • When was the map made? • Is it still reliable?

  5. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “O” stand for?

  6. DOGSTAILS Orientation Is there a compass rose?

  7. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “G” stand for?

  8. DOGSTAILS Grid • Is there a grid? • Is it alpha-numeric or latitude and longitude?

  9. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “S” stand for?

  10. DOGSTAILS Scale • Is there a scale? • What unit of measurement is it using?

  11. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “T” stand for?

  12. DOGSTAILS Title • What is the title of the map? • *Always read first

  13. Acronym--DOGSTAILS What does the “A” stand for? We are cheating. It really should be an “C” word.

  14. DOGSTAILS Author • Who made the map? • Cartographer

  15. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “I” stand for?

  16. DOGSTAILS Index Is there an alphabetical listing of the places on the map?

  17. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “L” stand for?

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

  19. Acronym--DOGSTAILS • What does the “S” stand for?

  20. DOGSTAILS Situation Does this map show this place in relation to another place?