This 63 page booklet is in its 3rd edition and covers essential aspects of map reading and navigation. It comprises 10 chapters that include marginal information, scale, grid references, interpreting ground shapes, relating map to ground, use of the magnetic compass, cross country navigation and aerial photo reading. Colour illustrations and diagrams are extensively used to supplement the text.
The handbook is a recommended reference book for map reading and navigation training and is extensively used by schools and emergency services. Individuals intending to venture into Tasmania's remote areas are encouraged to read this publication before commencing their journey.
Soft cover. 63 pages. approx. 250mm X 177mm ISBN 9318923008166 (3rd Ed 1997).