Map and Compass

Map and Compass

Paperback Cicerone Techniques Guide

By (author) Pete Hawkins

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 12mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852845988
  • ISBN 13: 9781852845988
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: c200 diagrams and photographs
  • Sales rank: 417,474

Product description

This comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass, but also with advice about using GPS and digital mapping systems, aims to help readers make the most of their outdoor experiences by learning how to use the map compass correctly. The techniques described will give readers the freedom to get away from the crowds, invent their own routes and discover new areas, even where the GPS fails. Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology. Packed with useful practical exercises and examples. Written by an experienced navigation trainer.

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Author information

Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park's Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now runs a navigation school and leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.

Table of contents

Preface to the second edition; Chapter 1: Why Learn to Navigate? Chapter 2: Introducing the Map; Chapter 3: Map Detail; Chapter 4: Grid Lines and References; Chapter 5: Understanding Contours; Chapter 6: Planning Your Walks; Chapter 7: Introducing the Compass; Chapter 8: What do we Mean by a Bearing? Chapter 9: Walking with Your Compass; Chapter 10: Timing, Pacing and Other Techniques; Chapter 11: On Getting Lost! Chapter 12: Rain, Mist and Darkness; Chapter 13: Navigating Abroad; Chapter 14: GPSs and Other Technology; Chapter 15: Further Practice; Appendix A: Useful Addresses; Index