Maps can be fun to study just to see unusual locations or better understand your own local area. However, most people will likely use a map to help them find their way around. If you're in an unfamiliar area, just load the Maps app, find your current location, and then figure out how to get back to a freeway or which roads you need to take to head in a certain direction.
To view maps on your iPad, you need to use the following:
The Maps app
Unlike a paper map, the Maps app can show you a dynamic map that can change, move, or expand so you can see finer details ...