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# Study the map extract on a scale of 1:50,000 and answer the following

Study the map extract on a scale of 1:50,000 and answer the following questions:

(a) Draw an outline of the area to a scale of 1:150,000

(b) On your outline, mark and name:

(i) A nodal settlement;

(iii) The trigonometrical station northwest of Kaiama.

(c) Calculate the full length of River Gbesha in the northeastern part of the map from point X

(d) Identify (i) two land use types in the mapped area;

(ii) Three social amenities in Kaiama.

##### Explanation

Solution

(1) Nodal town (Kaiama)

(2) No secondary road is shown on the topographical map

Trigonometrical station

Solution

Length on map 27.4cm (+ 0.2cm) =

Scale of map = 1:50,000

Therefore length on ground =

27.4cm x 50 000 km
100,000
= 27.4km
2
= 13.7km + 0.2km:
(13.5 — 13.9km)

(d) Solution

i. Land use types

a. Agriculture or farming because of scattered cultivation

(b) Transportation because of roads and paths

(c) Settlements because of towns and villages

(d) Animal grazing because of Savanna

Social Amenities

1. Postal Agency — mail