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MAP AND COMPASS. Learning the Basics. MAP AND COMPASS. Where things are and how to get to them Describe the shape of the land Define and locate natural and man made features Distance between two places Direction from one point to another. Topographic Maps. MAP AND COMPASS.

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Map and compass

MAP AND COMPASS

Learning the Basics


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MAP AND COMPASS

  • Where things are and how to get to them

  • Describe the shape of the land

  • Define and locate natural and man made features

  • Distance between two places

  • Direction from one point to another

Topographic Maps


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TOPOGRAPHIC MAP SYMBOLS

Primary highway

Overpass - Underpass

Secondary highway

Buildings

School -- church

Light-duty road

Woodland

Unimproved road

Trail

Orchard

Railroad: single track

Scrub

Railroad: double track

Well water – spring

Bridge

Rapids

Tunnel

March (swamp)

Falls

Footbridge


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Map Problem

It’s July. Let’s suppose you’re starting a hike at A and heading for Q.

PROBLEM

1. For local information or in case of emergency would you go to B, C, or D? Why?

ANSWER

1. C has telephone lines next to it. B is a school and probably closed in summer. D is a cemetery.

PROBLEM

2.The Wahootchee River flows NW to SE. To paddle downstream, would it be safer to launch canoes at E or F. Why?

ANSWER

2. Launch them at F. The map shows rapids between E and F.

PROBLEM

3.Would you cross the river at G or H? Why?

ANSWER

3. Use the footbridge at G. H is a railroad bridge.

PROBLEM

4. Where would you most likely find firewood – I or U? Why?

ANSWER

4. At I. Because I is scrub woods. U is an orchard

Problem

5. Which trail would you take – J or K? Why?

ANSWER

5. K. J goes through a swamp.

PROBLEM

6. Which is the easier way to reach P – Trail L or M? Why?

ANSWER

6. The closer contour lines of M show a steeper climb.


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MAP AND COMPASS

Direction of Travel Arrow

Magnifying Glass

Dial or Graduation ring

Bearing

Index

Compass needle – Red points North

Orienting Arrow and fluorescent dots

North-south lines or orienting lines


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MAP AND COMPASS

THE SYLVA SYSTEM – Easy as 1-2-3

Point the baseplate to your destination


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THE SYLVA SYSTEM – Easy as 1-2-3

Set Compass Heading


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MAP AND COMPASS

THE SYLVA SYSTEM – Easy as 1-2-3

Follow Your Heading