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How to Use and Understand Maps  

This short explanation of several map terms and concepts is a good place to start learning about maps.
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2013 URL: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/maps-intro Print Guide

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  • 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
 

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Map Skills Bibliography and Other Cartographic Reference Tools

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