Introduction to Map Reading

The best way to learn reading maps is to buy some of your area and go out and practice. There is no magic method. I have some suggestions here such as the Map Table which takes time to build and use. Learning to apply a compass to a map is well explained in "Land Navigation" and "GPS Land Navigation". Most Orienteering and "Map and Compass" books are for finding your way in the woods. The photographer should know where he is but must find directions to point camera at for a sunset or know where the sun will be at during the day or when the sun will be on a certain wall. No disciplines other than architecture touch on these problems.

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