I use a map or a database. Many people use GPS.
For other methods, check these sites.
but i need it for school. i need to be able to do it myself using a map
Thank you for clarifying your question.
Study this site.
Then, post a couple of your specific questions and your answers. I'll be glad to help you from there.
thank you so much. ok well here is an example my teacher gave us:
the position of Patras.
300'=5.6cm (the height of the square on the atlas.)
3.6cm (the distance from the bottom of the square to the city)
3.6=300 divided by 5.6 multiplied by 3.6
=3°12'= 38°12' N
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