map literacy

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 by

What is Map Reading?

Caitlin Dempsey

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

Perspective task. Image: Tarampi, Heydari, & Hegarty, 2016.

Study Suggests that Men Aren’t Better at Reading Maps Than Women

Elizabeth Borneman

A recent study tested if there are differences in spatial reasoning and perspectives between men and women.