Now that you know how to choose a map, let’s learn how to use it! Darren Edwards of Trail Hiking Australia knows a thing or two about maps, and is here to share his knowledge. With some basic knowledge and a good ol’ compass, you’ll be steering the way in no time.
About Darren Edwards
Darren is a designer by day and an outdoor enthusiast when he is not tied to a desk. He is passionate about hiking, dabbles in climbing and takes every opportunity to get into the mountains where he can escape his day job. Darren loves sharing his passion with others and has built this entire trail hiking website as well as running one of Victoria’s largest hiking groups.
Entries by Darren Edwards
I often meet other hikers on the trail who seem confused about their location or direction of travel. Most are not carrying a map and simply expect that their will be an obvious trail or markers to define the way. Other people I meet have a map but simply cannot read it.
Knowing how to read a map isn’t difficult, for most people, given training, a bit of practise and continual use. The symbols, topography lines and direction helpers all might require a little understanding, but the answers are all right there! We’ll show you how to find the key to finding your way!
SV Maps is a mapping company owned by Spatial Vision. We design, create and publish a range of award-winning and innovative digital and hard copy maps to assist people plan their adventures or next holiday.
We are based in Melbourne and provide services and products throughout Australia, New Zealand and other overseas countries.
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