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By Bjorn Kjellstrom, Carina Kjellstrom Elgin

The vintage map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS

GPS units are nice, yet they could holiday, wander away, or simply be hampered through climatic conditions, making simple map and compass talents crucial for someone who spends time outdoor. This well known, easy-to-use orienteering guide has been supporting humans locate their method for greater than fifty years. Now up-to-date to incorporate details on GPS in addition to present websites, references, assets, and images, it is still the ebook of selection for pro outdoorsmen, amateur orienteers, and outdoors companies in addition to academics, scout leaders, leisure hikers, hunters, and others round the world.

Coverage contains realizing map symbols; touring via map on my own, through compass on my own, or via map and compass jointly; discovering bearings; sketching maps; and touring within the wilderness.

  • Explains simple map and compass talents clearly
  • Fully up to date version, together with details on GPS
  • Includes up to date site addresses, references, and sources
  • Features a clean, rugged design
  • Ideal e-book for beginners

If you are looking to think more well-off within the barren region, this up to date consultant is an crucial reference.

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To help you determine some of those directions, take a piece of paper, about 3 inches square. Fold it with sharp folds in half, then in quarters, then in eighths, and finally in sixteenths. Round the free edge with scissors.

The reason is simple, and it helps suggest the map scale best suited to your needs. 1: 250,000 Maps The scale of 1 inch to 250,000 inches is almost exactly the scale of 1 inch to 4 miles. The precise figure is 253,440—a number that would require lot of unnecessary work in surveying. Each map covers an area of 6,346 to 8,668 square miles. S. S. Geological Survey. Later you will be shown how to check the date a map was made, which is important because, clearly, there may have been a lot of changes since the 1950s.

First, everything is just a jumble, but soon you are able to make out details. That straight ribbon down there, for example, could be a highway—Route 66, or whatever it happens to be. The wide, winding band must be a river. You can even make out a railroad track, as two parallel lines—the rails. The smaller rectangles are rooftops, the blue spots are clearly swimming pools, and those brown and green diamonds are obviously baseball fields. The dark green masses must be forests. Things look different from what you are accustomed to, and yet you can recognize them.

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