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How to Use and Understand Maps: Home

This short explanation of several map terms and concepts is a good place to start learning about maps.

What's in this Guide

  • Definitions - for map, scale, latitude and longitude, township and range
  • How-To - Browse for Maps for a Specific Country or Geographical Region, Interpret Library of Congress Map Call Numbers, Interpret Topographic Map Symbols

Map Skills Bibliography and Other Cartographic Reference Tools

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