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Explorers have used maps and compasses for centuries to explore and conquer treacherous lands There are many important features on maps One of these is the key found at the top Another important feature is the scales that look like a ruler on the maps Compasses are also very important tools A compass will always point north The compass was invented in China 2000 years Both tools have proven to be very useful for exploring the wildMaps have a key at the top of the page that is color coded most of the time The key shows things like how high above sea level you are or what type of terrine is in the area The scales on a map are measured in kilometers every so many kilometers is a mile This is included so that you know how far it is from point A to point B Elevation and sea levels are on most maps sea level is zero where elevation of the city of Denver is one mile above sea level exactly On the other hand the place known as Death Valley is below sea level Maps are useful but sometimes you need to know which way you are facing the The discovery of the compass was lead to a time of adventure the way it was invented was They took a black stone known as the lodestone and rubbed a needle against which magnetized the needle This is how explorers made their compasses until sixteenth century when they were attached to round which allowed for a more accurate reading Compasses react to the earths magnetic field Compasses always point north no matter where you are in the world Although old explorers were smart without a map they would not have gotten very far Maps might be important but so are compasses If you only have a compass you know what direction you are going but not which way you
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