Introduction to Map Reading

This post will introduce you to the basics of reading a map.  It is the first in a series of posts designed with the intent to help competitors develop a basic understanding of map reading and orienteering/ land-navigation.

Class #1: Map Familiarization

Class #2: Symbols and Colors

Class #3: Terrain Features

Class #4: Contour Lines (Elevation Changes on a Map)

Class #5: Measuring Distance

Class #6: Determining Direction of Travel