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Mapping for Recreation and Travel

  • 15 Nov 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000

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Map Group Event

RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

Mapping for Recreation and Travel by Bob Reid

Plan where to go and stay on your next holiday on your desktop computer. 


Overview:-  Bob Reid started work as a soil scientist looking at soil types and their distribution in the landscape. He worked with aerial photographs and topographic maps to locate the sites where he was digging and describing the soil and used observed contours, tonal differences and vegetation patterns in air photos, often viewed stereoscopically, to delineate soil types. Cartographers would then prepare soil maps for printing on a cadastral or topographic base.

In retirement, Bob uses PC-based and online interactive mapping resources to plan and record bushwalks and travel, both in Australia and overseas. Planning is done on-screen to produce material that can be downloaded to a hand-held GPS or printed. Printed maps are taken into the field to give the bigger picture along with a compass as a navigation backup.  On the holiday, GPS traces and waypoints marked in the field to provide a record of the trip.

Bob will talk about:

  • base mapping for different purposes and where it he has obtained it,
  • the sorts of information he puts into planning maps
  • how he finds this pre-trip information
  • what post-trip information he puts into maps
  • how he develops maps

Cost:- $2.00 towards morning tea.

Limit:- 30. Registration on the website required.

Coordinator:-  Len Lowry

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Tel 07 3368 2066
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