When you know where you are on the map and where you want to go, you can determine a path to reach this point. Except if you are flying, straight lines are usually not the easiest way to reach your destination. A map can be very useful to define the best itinerary, but the “best” itinerary depends on how you travel (by car, with a 4x4, with a bicycle, walking, etc.). If you travel with a normal car, you will only use important routes indicated on the map, if you use a 4x4, you can include tracks in your itinerary (keep in mind however that the classification of tracks does not necessarily means that they are practical in any season !). The hydrology on the map will indicate areas that should be avoided in floodable area, and the contours indicate where you will find steep slopes, which can be a very useful information for bikers and walkers! The map indicates the presence of fences, but this information is not very reliable, as you will find many fences not indicated on the maps (many illegal fencing developed recently in some regions).