Navigation Basics: Topographic Map Symbols

Topographic maps contain a wealth of knowledge to the trained eye. Bellow is a basic guide to common topographic map symbols that you may encounter on your next outdoor adventure. Natural Features: This category is comprised of symbols that form the natural features of terrain. Man made structures such as dams, mines, cuts and other symbols are included …

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Navigation Basics: Scales

When reading any map the scale is important to understand. On United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Maps there are two scales: the fractional scale and the bar scale. Fractional scales can get a bit confusing as mathematics are involved, but please don’t stop reading; I promise it is not that bad! First of all, the name …

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