Bit of a learning curve but when you do know how to drive it, excellent:)
This ones quite good for point to point use....
and yes Two of the nippers know how to use a Landranger map:)
Funnily enough a couple of days I wanted to know that. I used Memory
Map. it will draw a section for me. A section from a paper map is a
right PITA - I remember doing it in school.
And yes, I can use a slide rule!
On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:36:57 +0000, Vir Campestris wrote:
I did it in the Royal Marine cadets. My dad ran the local one, and he
made up a nice visual aid - sheets of perspex, one for each contour line.
They fitted into equally spaced slots in a frame, with an actual map at
We used to get lots of lorry drivers trying to make a 150 deg. turn
outside our house, because "That's what the TomTom told me to do". Duh.
A simple check of a map would have shown that anything larger than a van
cannot make the turn. There is a simple different route, but TomTom
hadn't thought of that, and took lots of persuading to change their
advice. This was specific lorry-driving software from TomTom.
So I laugh when I hear folk talk about 'any decent GPS device will get
the directions correct', I have bent fence posts to disprove it. To me,
the skill to read a map is one that that should be taught in all
schools. Then, if the skill isn't used, that is the fault of the
person, but he/she will have had the skill available.
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