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How to Read a Foreign City Map

Steps

  1. Acquire a map.This can be found at tourist centers, at some restaurants, and sometimes on the ground. They may seem a little dirty, but still work just as well
  2. Look at a key.This tells you what different symbols mean. Be sure not to mix up things by little details. The key is normally located in the lower right hand corner of a map.
  3. Consult basic color references.If the map is in color. Normally, green means ground and blue means water. This won't help much for directions to a hotel, but can help if you're looking for a beach or lake.
  4. Know your map.If there isn't a key, it is important to know basic land-forms like roads, buildings, and mountains. If you don't know:
    • Roads and highways are normally represented by yellow or gray lines.
    • Buildings are represented by the shape of the roof.
    • Mountains are represented by up-side-down V's or M's.
  5. Know how to read the native language you're in.If it is in a different alphabet to the one that you are used to, you will have to compare the lettering as if it were a picture. Most of the time the map will be in native tongue, so knowing how to read it is often essential with the key, landmarks, and buildings.
  6. Figure out where you are.You have your map and you're ready to use it.
    • Now you need to figure out where you are before you can plot where you're going. You can do so by matching what you can see in real life with what is on the map. Common features that help identify your location on a map includes road names, landmarks and prominent natural features, like rivers.
  7. A good way to find your location if you are unsure is to find two landmarks.
    • For example, if you can see a prominent tower which appears on the map in front of you, and a marked street behind you to your left. Find those two landmarks on the map. Hold the map so that the tower in front of you is at the top of your map, and the marked street is below where you are, on the map, so that all other points on the map represent all that you see around you.
  8. If you just want to go from one place to another, all you need to do is to plot that single route out.
  9. If there are several places you intend to go to, you may want to plan your route in such a way that you visit all the places in the shortest possible way.





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