|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: |
- Be patient and wait for the page to download fully before clicking on anything.
- Use a computer connected to a DSL line or to a Cable.
- Use an on-campus computer (for example, in the Library or in the 'Cafe').
- 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.)
|Is there a place on the website where I can learn more about 'magnetic north'? (NOT REQUIRED.)
|Is there a place on the website where I can learn about using a compass with a map? (NOT REQUIRED.)