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What is Map Reading?

This historical map created in 1843 by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) shows the visualized real world river in the Rotherhithe/Isle of Dogs area of London. Map scanned by David Rumsey. Georectification byThis historical map created in 1843 by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) shows the visualized real world river in the Rotherhithe/Isle of Dogs area of London. Map scanned by David Rumsey. Georectification by

Map reading (also sometimes written as map-reading) is the act of interpreting or understanding the geographic information portrayed on a map.