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How to Read a Map

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Whether a charcoal and parchment treasure map or multi-colored, plastic-coated, trail map, maps tell a story of the world around us. Maps help us to locate places, measure distances, and find where we are on the earth.
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Reading maps is not usually difficult because there are some rules that are generally followed when creating and reading maps:

Keeping those things in mind, you can read pretty much any map and especially learn how to read a topographic or topo map for navigation in the back country.

Here are some exercises to help you learn how to read a map:

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read map Why do paper maps never win at poker?
 
Because they always fold!


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