what is map reading

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.