Map and Compass

Map and Compass : A comprehensive guide to navigation

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 12mm | 320g
  • Cicerone Press
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • c200 diagrams and photographs
  • 1852845988
  • 9781852845988
  • 304,729

About Pete Hawkins

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.
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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

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