Old fashion way to survey and find a spot on a map is to get the known address into your focused area like when you are looking for a village near Paris; you get start looking for Paris first.
As a matter of fact our brain works exactly like that, we get familiar faces to recognize then memorize new and less related figures. When you do that you make your memories connected to each other like roads on a map and these helps you to find your wanted information easier later.
try to use a real globe and find your favorite spots to get what I mean. It’s really cool to test obvious things sometimes 🙂