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Map Reading Guide: How to Use Topographic Maps (3rd Edition) (2013)

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The Map Reading Guide is an ideal resource for a wide range of map users and is an excellent and simplistic introduction to topographic maps which are suitable for anyone with an interest in maps.

The guide contains:

  • an explanation of what is a topographic map
  • steps on how to read topographic maps, including explanations of map scale and how to use a map scale to calculate distance
  • the differences between grid north, true north and magnetic north
  • an explanation of symbols used on topographic map symbols
  • how hills and mountains are shown on maps using relief shading, hypsometric tinting, and contours
  • what a datum is and why there are different datum
  • explanations of the difference between geographic and grid coordinates
  • how to quote grid references from topographic maps
  • how to plan a successful trip using topographic maps
  • using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and magnetic compasses with topographic maps
  • using a topographic map to find your current position and to set a course

This product is the guide/map roamer card combination.

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2806660
Weight (g)150 g
AuthorN/A
PublisherGeoscience Australia
Edition3rd Edition
Edition Date2013
Pages30
Size100 x 240 x 5mm
FormatPamphlet
ISBN9314231221297
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Map Reading Guide is an ideal resource for a wide range of map users and is an excellent and simplistic introduction to topographic maps which are suitable for anyone with an interest in maps.

The guide contains:

  • an explanation of what is a topographic map
  • steps on how to read topographic maps, including explanations of map scale and how to use a map scale to calculate distance
  • the differences between grid north, true north and magnetic north
  • an explanation of symbols used on topographic map symbols
  • how hills and mountains are shown on maps using relief shading, hypsometric tinting, and contours
  • what a datum is and why there are different datum
  • explanations of the difference between geographic and grid coordinates
  • how to quote grid references from topographic maps
  • how to plan a successful trip using topographic maps
  • using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and magnetic compasses with topographic maps
  • using a topographic map to find your current position and to set a course

This product is the guide/map roamer card combination.

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