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Be expert with map & compass by Bjorn Kjellstrom, Carina Kjellstrom Elgin PDF

By Bjorn Kjellstrom, Carina Kjellstrom Elgin

I am giving this this version one celebrity as a result info that follows.This version states--right at the cover--that it "now presents details on GPS." that's actually real yet very deceptive. I had anticipated information regarding the way to use GPS besides a map or compass, or utilizing GPS basically. yet as a substitute, the only a few statements approximately GPS simply inform you that GPS is undesirable, and maps and compasses are strong. should you glance within the desk of contents, you will not see any bankruptcy approximately GPS. visit the index and also you see in basic terms 3 (that's correct, 3) pages which point out GPS. web page tells us how GPS does not paintings good in forests, canyons, and so forth. Then visit web page 14 - 15, and you will find that Ms. Elgin and the publishers have been in any such hurry to take advantage of the luck of the unique model, they could not even get the index correct. there's not anything on those pages approximately GPS, yet in fact if there have been, it is going to in basic terms be, back, that GPS is undesirable and maps and compasses are good.Perhaps the writer neglected that on web page 20, the booklet states that maps let you know concerning the geographic beneficial properties of the area,"not simply the right way to get there, as with an international Positioning System." After this, i ended interpreting, even though I did glance through the booklet for anything beneficial approximately GPS. i did not see whatever, and the index does not contradict this as, back, there are just 3 pages which supposedly supply details on GPS.It's unlucky that the author's daughter discovered it essential to dishonestly try to promote extra books with this phony "revised edition." i have ordered the former variation.

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On maps of mountainous territories, it might be as much as 50 feet or more. There would not be space for all of those 5- or even 20-foot interval lines. The contour interval of the map you secure from the USGS is found in a note printed in the bottom margin. It may say CONTOUR INTERVAL 20 FEET, for example, but you can figure it out for yourself by studying the numbers on the contour lines of your map. You’ll probably find the contour lines a bit confusing in the beginning, but you will soon look at each hill and mountain in terms of contour lines.

First, follow the meridian from your spot up toward the top of the map—any point on the meridian line will be directly north of your base of operations. Follow the meridian line down toward the bottom of the map from your spot, and any point on the meridian line will be south of your spot. Go directly left of your spot, and any point will be west of the spot. Go directly right, and any point will be east of the spot. Finding Map Directions with a Paper Circle But what about all the many other directions from your base of operations?

Designation of Unmarked Locations There will probably be many occasions when you’ll need to indicate to someone else an exact location on the map that is not actually designated with a place name. The simplest way to do this is by making use of the place name that is closest to the location. Let’s take an example: Look at the training map in the back of the book. Find the place name “Huckleberry Mtn” (mountain). ” You could simply write, “Crossroads 1½ SW ‘H’ in Huckleberry Mtn,” underlining the letter you want to indicate.

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