Compass - Map - Map & Compass do you know how to use them? When I refer to a map, I mean a topo map, not a Rand-McNally. Figuring out where I-80 and I-81 meet is not map skill. Just seems that with the availability of GPS units, folks no longer see a need for compass skills and the ability to utilize a topographic map. I think this is a mistake. Being able to move on without electronic devices could be a life saver. Certainly lots of folks, especially on this site, were in the Scouts or the military, but how many of us continue to practice the very basics of getting from point A to point B?