Introduction to advanced map reading
The aim o this leaet is to introduce you to some advanced map readingtechniques that can be useul when navigating. These techniques arelargely used when you are o the beaten track in mountainous or difcultterrain, where excellent navigation skills are essential.Beore reading this leaet you should have a good understanding o how touse a compass and map to navigate. Reading the Ordnance Survey leaets
Introduction to maps
Map reading made easy
will give you a goodunderstanding o basic techniques.
Techniques to pinpoint your location
There are several techniques to help pinpoint your location on a map.Pinpointing your location is useul to make sure you’re moving in the rightdirection or can help you to relocate i you are lost. These techniques canbe used very eectively once you’ve learned to interpret the eatures oa map. Some methods will rely on your eyesight while others use yourcompass.