Reading Maps

Today’s world has better mapping resources than ever before. There still comes that sometimes vague but aghast look over people’s faces when you ask them to look at a map. We live in a world of SatNavs, and, perversely perhaps, such resources have the effect of creating a whole generation of people who seem to have no idea where they are.
I do have a little sympathy. When young, I was at university in London. I went everywhere by the tube. When going anywhere you worked out where you were going by its nearest tube station. My vision of London, therefore, was that it was shaped in accordance with the underground map (not strictly a map, but . .)
In any event, here in the UK, we have the Ordnance Survey Map system. Over the globe we now additionally have Open Source Mapping.


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