How to Use an Atlas?

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Choose an atlas that has the information you are needing to find out about. Determine the layout of the atlas, study the key to the maps, use the table of contents and reference the index. If you can get familiar with atlases then you will find that they are pretty easy to read and very useful.
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1. Review the road map legend, generally located in the first few pages of the atlas. The legend contains color-coded symbols that appear on your road map, along with their meanings
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Atlas - a collection of maps in different parts of the world.
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I think my habit of hoarding atlases is finally about to come in useful! I am a bit of a geography anorak so when it comes to the political geography maps, all the countries/borders
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( ′at·ləs ) (anatomy) The first cervical vertebra. (mapping) A collection of charts or maps kept loose or bound in a volume. (mathematics) An atlas for a manifold
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An atlas is a large group of maps. To use an atlas, you would determine what city, state, or country you like to look at. Use the glossary in the atlas to determine what page to turn to in the atlas.
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