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Finding Your Way with Map and Compass

How to find your way in the wilderness with a map and compass.
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509 National Center
Reston , VA 20192
Contact Person: US Department of the Interior
E-Mail: macweb@usgs.gov
Website: http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs07999.html

Detailed Information:
A topographic map tells you where things are and how to get to them, whether you`re hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, or just interested in the world around you. These maps describe the shape of the land. They define and locate natural and man-made features like woodlands, waterways, important buildings, and bridges. They show the distance between any two places, and they also show the direction from one point to another.

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