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Introduction to Maps

The first course in navigation goes into detail about what maps are and the basic information behind them to get you started. It is split into 5 parts:

  • Part 1: Map Scales

  • Part 2: Symbols and Features

  • Part 3: The Grid System and Grid References

  • Part 4: Resources and Care of Maps

  • Part 4.1: The Compass

Click on the headings above to download that Part of the course as a PDF. The PDF includes the complete content of the online articles below and includes a Question sheet at the end. At the beginning of each new Part are the answers to the previous Part's Questions.

Attached below are PDFs containing the complete course and a list of Questions. The complete list of answers is attached to the next series; 2. Navigation Techniques

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