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Read a Map Day

Annually, National Read a Map Day on April 5th challenges us to test our skills.

The earliest road map, Britania Atlas, was drawn by cartographer John Ogilby in 1675. Fast forward a few centuries, and my how things have changed! With satellites, GPS, and voice commands, do we know how we get anywhere anymore?

Road maps are still useful tools. Should batteries run low or a satellite connection becomes lost, we will need to rely on a current road map to keep us on course. The day reminds us to take some time to sharpen those map reading skills. Take notice of your surroundings. Do you know the north from the east? If not, it’s a good time to learn.

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