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How To Read A Map & Contour Lines

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Whenever you go hiking or camping, it’s important to bring a map with you and topographic maps are the most ideal. The primary purpose of a topographic map is to accurately represent the shape of the Earth’s surface – yet you need to know how to read it. Our featured video by Reality Survival will teach you how to read the terrain features on a typical topographical map.



This knowledge will help you plan your path.. and even stay hidden. You can trace the path you plan to take and see whether it has hills or cliffs which might be dangerous and too difficult for you. You can also gain the advantage of identifying your position from the shape of the contour lines, which show elevation and the shape of the terrain.

Here are a few things to remember:

1. Contour lines that form a circle represent hills or mountains.

2. Contour lines are drawn close together on steep ground and farther apart on flat ground.

3. Contour lines form V patterns when they cross a river or stream. The tip of the V points towards the source of the water.

4. North doesn’t always point upwards. Make sure to check the compass rose on the map to be sure.





The next time you go for a hike, bring a topographic map with you. It is an important tool that any backpacker should have.

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  • By Wendy, September 5, 2017 @ 3:49 am

    I’m so grateful for your video on reading contour maps! It was very well done and informative. Great work!

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