Tuesday, 23 December 2008

SRC - 2009 Walks Programme

The Stockton Rambling Club's 2009 Walks Programme is now availabe online at the Club's Web site. Details are given for both the mid-week and the week-end walking events for the period January through June 2009.

Click here to see the 2009 programme.

There are no walks on Sunday, 28th December. The next scheduled event will be on 4th January, 2009 when we will have three walks in the Osmotherley-Stokesley area.


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Digital Mapping Systems

I recently came across an interesting article on digital mapping systems that was written by Bill Park (2008) entitled Digital Mapping (DM) Systems - My Personal View. The article is available for download from the Anquet Maps Web site. Click here to see it.

The main issues covered by the article are as follows:

What do you get for your money and what can you do with it?
Is DM a realistic alternative to paper maps and worth the money?
Using a DM package
Locating Places
Printing Maps
Route Planning
Visualising a Route
- height profiles
- virtual landscapes
- 3D walk-throughs
Printing Route Cards
Downloading Routes to a GPS
Using digital maps on a Pocket PC, PDA or Smartphone
Which Package?

The main suppliers of DM packages in the UK are Anquet Maps Ltd (see here) and Memory-Map (see here) - both of which source their data from the UK's Ordnance Survey (see here). Harvey Maps (see here) also make available some digital maps.