Viewranger maps

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  1. Munchie

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    In my experience Ken, the smalll walking satnav software is OK but just cannot beat a map and a compass. That said it is extremely usefull to pinpoint your location, but I find that most beneficial when that position is then transferred to a paper map which beats any electronic map for route planning and exploring. They are a great aid but dont leave the map and compass at home if you are off out into the blue yonder. Go on treat yourself, it looks good:thumb:
     
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    Always carry a compass Jim. We use the "landranger series" for walking. One of the things that set me thinking was my daughters partner and two of their children recently did the Lyke Wake Walk. we provided the map n compass but in the night after 30+miles they were about 1/2 mile off and took the wrong track:Eeek:ended up doing about 40 miles but very disappointed they didn't complete the actual route and couldn't claim their badges. Kids were mortified. I thought that as my phone was capable (with a bluetooth gps receiver don't sell one in the shop do you?) I can pinpoint my position and situations like that can be avoided. :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi All,

    Seems like forever since I have been on here!

    I used to buy the OS maps whenever needed direct from OS. However, best thing I ever did was get the complete set of OS DVD's called Memory Map.

    This allows me to either print off if necessary or for work I can plot a line between two references and show a direct line profile, see this for a job I did recently:

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    It makes short work of deciding if I need to survey, take a big aerial or not. In terms of visiting and walking it is also very simple to use.

    Regards

    Chris
     
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    Hi Chris, I've decided against Landranger as you can't bring them up on the compter to plot routes and then input to phone. Can you do this with Memory Map?
     
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