Locations for me are much like Bud was describing. I live in a fairly flat area of the coastal plains of NC. I ran into the same issues learning to hunt white tail deer. When I read book, magazines and articles, they were all based around Mid-West and Northern Big woods hunting. A lot of the information you find on Tman and in books revolves around trapping in large spaces of open grounds.
I trap in two places mainly. However, I have learned to use ditch lines and old logging roads to my advantage. I have also learned that a telephone/small power line area is a prime producer. Many othert hings like this. Pinch points caused by ditches and road coming together. Intersections, T-sections and more micro habitats.
The best piece of advice I got in locating locations here, came from Mr. Myagi/Fester, Sdavis. Look for travel routes on roads/paths, and fire breaks. All of these produce well... and they have!
This photo shows the most open area I have to work.. it's a good adaptation of pinch points, intersections, and habitat change. Doesn't matter if it's 5K acres of pine (which I do trap in) the same rules apply there. There are ditches for drainage in pine plantation. There are cutovers for habitat change, and old logging roads and fire breaks for intersections.