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 by way of climatic conditions, making easy map and compass abilities crucial for a person who spends time open air. This renowned, easy-to-use orienteering guide has been supporting humans locate their manner 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 e-book of selection for pro outdoorsmen, amateur orienteers, and open air organisations in addition to academics, scout leaders, leisure hikers, hunters, and others round the world.
Coverage comprises realizing map symbols; touring by means of map by myself, through compass on my own, or through map and compass jointly; discovering bearings; sketching maps; and touring within the wilderness.
- Explains easy map and compass abilities clearly
- Fully up to date variation, together with details on GPS
- Includes updated site addresses, references, and sources
- Features a clean, rugged design
- Ideal ebook for beginners
If you are looking to suppose more well-off within the desert, this up to date consultant is an quintessential reference.
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Map Sketching Indoor Practice Objective To get the general idea of how map symbols relate to one another. Test Yourself Study a small section of the training map in the back of this book. Get out a paper and pencil. Attempt to sketch, from memory, the map section you have just studied, incorporating into it as many symbols as possible. Particularly important: how roads and rivers run in relation to one another, where buildings are located, where crossroads lead, and so on. Just for Fun Give each player paper and a pencil, then slowly describe the lay of the land of an imaginary territory.
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On a map, contour lines show gentle slopes when far apart, steep slopes when close together. They become V-shaped for valleys, U-shaped for spurs. If each contoured area were cut apart horizontally from the rest, then stacked one on top of the other, the result would look like this. The whole area would appear as a natural landscape if the map was turned into a relief, as in this training map by the Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. Map Symbol Practice Before you continue, test your knowledge of map symbols.