Thanks to plinky.com for this prompt.
Yes. I learned to read a map when I was young as my Dad would never ask for directions. It is a very useful skill, especially when there is a pile up on the motorway and you want to find a way round it rather than sitting in the subsequent traffic jam for hours. My mother in law asked me once if a diversion route we were taking home was the way we usually went – I was so good she didn’t realise I was reading the map and giving my husband directions!