By Bjorn Kjellstrom, Carina Kjellstrom Elgin
I am giving this this variation one megastar a result of info that follows.This variation states--right at the cover--that it "now offers details on GPS." that's actually actual yet very deceptive. I had anticipated information regarding how you can use GPS besides a map or compass, or utilizing GPS in simple terms. yet as an alternative, the only a few statements approximately GPS simply let you know that GPS is undesirable, and maps and compasses are solid. in the event you glance within the desk of contents, you will not see any bankruptcy approximately GPS. visit the index and also you see merely 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 the sort of hurry to take advantage of the good fortune of the unique model, they could not even get the index correct. there's not anything on those pages approximately GPS, yet after all if there have been, it will 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 e-book states that maps let you know in regards to the geographic good points of the area,"not simply the best way to get there, as with an international Positioning System." After this, i finished studying, even though I did glance through the ebook for anything priceless approximately GPS. i did not see whatever, and the index does not contradict this as, back, there are just 3 pages which supposedly supply info on GPS.It's unlucky that the author's daughter came upon it essential to dishonestly try to promote extra books with this phony "revised edition." i have ordered the former variation.
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Orienting the Map The simplest way to know what direction to go on a map is by orienting the map. To orient a map means to turn it in such a way that north on the map fits north in the landscape, and that terrain features shown on the map, such as roads and rivers, are lined up with these features in the field. Compare the map with the landscape: Log Chapel is on the wrong side of the road, the road ahead bends in the wrong direction, etc. The map is obviously not oriented. DISCOVERY: Fun with Maps Alone / 53 Compare the map with the landscape: Log Chapel is on the correct side of the road, the road ahead bends in the proper direction, etc.
With the help of these numbers and lines, you can find the exact place your area is on the globe. 22 / Be Expert with Map & Compass If you connect the tiny lines at the top with the corresponding lines at the bottom, you are drawing meridian lines that run true north to true south. If elongated far enough, these lines would eventually hit the North Pole in one direction and the South Pole in the other. The numbers attached to these lines are the degree of longitude, figured westward from the zero-degree line that runs through Greenwich, England.
DISCOVERY: Fun with Maps Alone / 27 Water Features On topographic maps, rivers and canals, lakes and oceans, swamps and marshes, and any other bodies of water are printed in blue. Brooks and rivers are indicated by a single blue line, larger rivers by a blue band. Large bodies of water are usually shown by a light blue tint, with the shoreline in darker blue. Vegetation Features On recent maps by the United States Geological Survey, a green tint is used to indicate wooded areas, orchards, vineyards, and scrub.
Be expert with map & compass by Bjorn Kjellstrom, Carina Kjellstrom Elgin