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After this article, you will be familiar with the different elements of a topographic map. Which will allow you to understand topo maps and switch easily between different ones.
So, if you want to have the ability to start understanding every map that land on your hands, just give me a little bit of your time and concentration.
Before I start talking about every part of the map, I want to tell you that we will use a USGS map.
But first, what is USGS?
USGS stands for United States Geological Survey, a scientific agency of the United States government.
Why USGS maps?
They are clear, and they are the ones that most of you will encounter if you go searching for a map.
Don’t be scared if you have or you will use another map or one for another country because if you master the USGS maps, it’s easy for you to read every other topographic map.
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Last modified: June 7, 2021