Navigation

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
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An impending trip in the New Year has prompted me to do some homework on navigation. Can anyone suggest a good web site or perhaps publication that delivers info in a straight forward manner. I'll cross the GPS bridge once I've got the fundamentals down pat.

Miker
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
Miker, If you live in Brisbane I may be able to help you. Navigation is a very practical thing to learn. True, the theory can be learnt from a book or the www but there is nothing better than sitting on a hill and in a deep creek bed. Mal T.
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Follow Up By: Miker - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
Mal T,I am a Brisbanian. What is your proposal? Like many folks I'd suspect, I've got the general understanding of the broader elements but haven't had to put them to practice ie. bearings, waypoints, degrees, minutes seconds etc. Of course this wouldn't mean we were going steady or anything! :)

Miker.
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
Miker, I used to teach navigation in the Army for about 30 years and it was my favourite subject to teach. I probably have a book or two I can lend you and then we could go and sit on a hill to put the theory into practice. Give me a ring on 32276259. I work in the city and live at Corinda. Hear from you soon. Mal T.
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Reply By: miker - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
Mal T,

Appreciate the offer. I'll give you a call within the next few days to discuss.

Thanks

Miker.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
miker, I went to World Wide Maps and Guides, 187 George Street opposite the casino.They have several map reading books. One putout by AUSLIG is only $2.00. It covers topo maps, Datums, compasses and GPSs. It also has a plastic scale for the diffrent map scales. My offer still stands, see what you think. Mal T.
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Reply By: CJ - Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00
The Dec edition of 'Aus 4WD Monthly' has a good article on navigating - including Grid references, Latitude and Longitude and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Have a look at the AUSLIG web http://www.auslig.gov.au/mapping/specs.htm - or via Geoscience Australia. They have a book for $2 'How to use a topographic map'.
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00
This may be helpful

http://www.dola.wa.gov.au/home.nsf/13f4740e94dce8e3482566a40024dcdb/8b3ad06c7c9f4993482569450034ce79?OpenDocument

Cheers
Greg
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Reply By: miker - Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure it will generate some light reading.

Mike.
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