Reading Topographic Maps in the Field


During yesterday’s field trip yesterday there was a bit of confusion over our location at the third stop. At first I thought we were on Shriners Knob. But when I checked the GPS waypoints back in the office it was obvious that we were on the side of Sandy Ridge. Congratulations to those of you who figured it out in the field!

The picture above is a screen shot from USA Photomaps, a program you will be learning shortly. It shows the data over a topographic map.

Here is link to the pictures I took georeferenced over a map in Flickr. Another view of the photos is available in Google Maps here.

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