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national map reading week [ UK ] : a training // education initative

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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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hey as ^`this week = national map reading week

an initative from the ordnance survey [ OS ]`the UKs national cartographic agency

start page

the start page contains links and tutorials aimed at all but expert navigators

enjoy

yes - it is a british site using the UK std maps - but the principles are universal and the 2 common UK map scales 1: 25k anf 1:50k are also widley used around the world




posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Y'know, that's something I've never given much thought to... How many folks, younger than I, actually know how to read a real map, these days???

I've been able to for nearly as long as I can remember, so I suppose I thought everyone can.

Good idea to bring it up!!



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

"National map reading week"

Is it sponsored by the Mandela Foundation?



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
Hey, that's Ullswater in their illustration. Been there. Walked that.
Walkers of the world, unite. Look at a map and make your own decisions about where to go next. You have nothing to lose but your SatNav chains.


edit on 18-10-2017 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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I love maps. I especially love OS maps. I am an avid walker and even though I have used GPS maps and more recently OS Maps on my smartphone, I always revert to a paper map for the serious hikes. Some of my oldest maps go back 35 years and I can still see the landscape in the contours.

I pity the young who will never know the the pleasure of working things out.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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Geology maps are my favorite. Not only are they brightly coloured but they have cool names like Peaty Podzols

Geological formation eras - going back millions of years
www.townmillarts.co.uk...

Soil map:
www.ukso.org...

Geology map world
www.unavco.org...

Then there are animated map of the wind across the globe
earth.nullschool.net...



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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In America are there 4 rules concerning contours ?

Over here in the UK we get them drummed into our heads like 'The Closer the contours, the steeper the slope'.

Hence the contour question was answered thanks to reading that rule, parrot fashion, decades ago.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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Kinda biased how in the world would I know this given this pic?


Still it was fun and good to know my Boy Scout skills are still valid!



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 02:24 AM
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a reply to: stormcell

android has an app for that


play store link

its not a google app - so should be availiable on itues and other outlets too



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

ullswater is one my " top 10 places " list - i has swum across it [ coward found the shortest possible route ] - kayaked it end to end and back - walked and MTBed the perimeter - and dived it

did i mention - i love ullswater ?




posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: DISRAELI

ullswater is one my " top 10 places " list - i has swum across it [ coward found the shortest possible route ] - kayaked it end to end and back - walked and MTBed the perimeter - and dived it

did i mention - i love ullswater ?



You dived it ? What was the dive like .. I really need to get back into scuba diving

Edit: I've been to Ullswater too, loved the place
edit on 19-10-2017 by ThePeaceMaker because: (no reason given)



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