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Geographers collect many types of information about the earth and its peoples.  They analyze this information and look for patterns, causes, and consequences of what they have found. 
A very convenient way to present the information to a viewer it by means of a map.
Maps are able to show at a glance what might take pages and pages of written discussion.
The link below is an excellent tutorial by United States Geological Survey concerning maps and map reading.


USGS Map Tutorial

Links to Maps and Map Reading

World Maps

United States Maps

Map Library -- University of Texas

Map Atlas -- Infoplease

Topographic Maps and Information

Geographer's View of the World