# Measuring distance on a map Measuring distance on a map is one of the most important skills to develop. If you can accurately measure the distance you.

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Measuring distance on a map Measuring distance on a map is one of the most important skills to develop. If you can accurately measure the distance you can accurately gauge the time it will take to cover the ground. The basics of measuring distance on a map are shown in the following slides.

Measuring distance on a map In this example we will measure the distance by road from point A to point B. The route has been coloured blue on the map to help highlight it. start The first step is to get a piece of paper with a long straight edge. Line it up with the first straight section of the route and mark the beginning of the route on the paper.

Measuring distance on a map Next mark the point along the straight edge where the route changes direction. Now swivel the straight edge to line up the next section of the route start

Measuring distance on a map Repeat the process for each straight section of the route, marking the end of each section and swivelling the paper to line up the next straight section as shown in the animation that follows. start End

Measuring distance on a map Now take the straight edge and line it up against the scale on the bottom of the map. This way you can easily work out an accurate distance very quickly start End

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