MAPS PART I

QUESTIONANSWER
If the scale of a map is 1:2400, does that mean that one inch = 2400 feet? No. It means that each map unit equals 2400 ground units. For example, it means that one inch on the map = 2400 inches on the ground (which equals 200 feet).
The 'Distance and Direction on Maps: Exercises' web page doesn't download properly. What should I do? You have several choices:
  1. Be patient and wait for the page to download fully before clicking on anything.
  2. Use a computer connected to a DSL line or to a Cable.
  3. Use an on-campus computer (for example, in the Library or in the 'Cafe').
  4. In the meantime, do the 'Additional Exercises', which download faster.
I'm used to the metric system. Do you have a conversion table on the website? Yes, there is a table with conversions that may be useful to you in this course.
Is there a place on the website where I can learn more about other ways of designating direction, in additional to azimuths? (NOT REQUIRED.) Yes.
Is there a place on the website where I can learn more about 'magnetic north'? (NOT REQUIRED.) Yes.
Is there a place on the website where I can learn about using a compass with a map? (NOT REQUIRED.) Yes.

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David Leveson/Revised by G.Rocha and Michelle O'Dea