Citation

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NATMAP, 2013. Map Reading guide: How to Use Topographic Maps. 3 ed. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The Map Reading Guide is an ideal resource for a wide range of map users and is an excellent and simplistic introduction to topographic maps which are suitable for anyone with an interest in maps. It contains: - an explanation of what is a topographic map - steps on how to read topographic maps, including explanations of map scale and how to use a map scale to calculate distance - the differences between grid north, true north and magnetic north - an explanation of symbols used on topographic map symbols - how hills and mountains are shown on maps using relief shading, hypsometric tinting, and contours - what a datum is and why there are different datum - explanations of the difference between geographic and grid coordinates - how to quote grid references from topographic maps - how to plan a successful trip using topographic maps - using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and magnetic compasses with topographic maps - using a topographic map to find your current position and to set a course. This product is the guide/map roamer card combination.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound East bound West bound South bound
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Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset - Educational Product - Other

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Educational Product
Other
Educational Product
geoscience education
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

hardcopy

Distribution Information

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4.00

DISTRIBUTION Format

misc
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Canberra
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Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-18

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
This product is available for purchase for $4.00.

To purchase it, complete the order form
[PDF 45 kB] and submit it to the
Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

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+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
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