Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ABC Wednesday - M

M for Map.

I love geography and Maps. If I see a map I have to study it. Old maps are my favorite.

Before I go on holiday I use Google Earth to study roads, cities and so on.

google earth europe

I have two GPS’s. One Garmin Nüvi 660 for navigation in car, installed with a European road map.

At work, when I go in the woods and up in the mountains I use a Garmin 60CS with topographic maps.

trondheim map

This picture is a map from Trondheim and the area around.

muount everest

This last one is a 3D picture of Mount Everest seen from the north. Google earth have a lot of interesting features.

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24 comments:

  1. You would really have impressed me if you had taken the last photo and/or been there!

    Otherwise I quite agree with you concerning maps.

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  2. Maps are a guy thing and GPSs are for adult boys. I could perfectly find the nearest coffee shop without using neither of them. I just use my nose ... he he.

    Nice ABC Wednesday ;-)

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  3. Great M post... alas I have to admit that my map reading skills are none... :O(... but I do find going on Google Earth a great thing and one that gives me lots of infomation. I study it for bumps and strange circles or shapes and then set off in the land rover to see what I can find...
    As for my Macro.... I have seen your work with the lichen and was well impressed.

    Tom

    Tom

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  4. Meget flott valg for M, Ivar.
    Jeg kan vel ikke si noe annet enn at jeg kjenner meg igjen i beskrivelsen. Her brukes det Garmin, TomTom og Ms AutoRoute.

    Vi får prøve å finne ut av skarpheten på kammerset ;)

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  5. That's amazing how Google earth can really zero in on land features such as that.
    We use a Garmin as well in our Jeep as we cruise the mountains a lot in search of the perfect river or lake to do fishing... often looking for the "untouched" piece of water... out in the forest...
    Very nice post Ivar!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat-Canada

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  6. That was a good choise for the M. Have a nice day:)Kjempesmart valg! DEt tenkte jeg ikke på:)

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  7. i love maps too - we plaster them over our kitchen wall

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  8. and I prefer the TomTom
    :)
    and of corse my iPhone for city walking
    based upon Google Earth and the web

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  9. I loved maps and geography in school, but this sounds interesting. I'll take time out to explore Google Earth.
    Thank you for visiting MDS.

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  10. Maps - that's a good one!! I have a map included in mine, but it's quite boring compared to yours!

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  11. Maps--what a great idea for today!I really like having a large world map around to see just how 'big' it is. . .and I found a WWII vintage globe for $1 recently. This was such an interesting post for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love maps too...
    And I should get out my GPS and play with it again -- it was great fun and I joined the geocaching.org group...

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  13. Ivar: You really have some neat places to visit in your area of the world.

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  14. Interesting choice ans interpretaion of the letter.

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  15. Hi Ivar,
    I really love to study maps. Whenever I am going to travel to a new city I will spend time just looking over maps of the area. how cool to have those two gps devices...

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  16. I also like maps and often use Google Earth too. Very nice post!

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  17. I love maps, too. I can fritter away a whole lot of time on Google maps!

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  18. I have a terrible sense of direction.
    Perhaps I should study maps more.
    I do love Google earth though.

    Bear((( )))

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  19. Like you, I enjoy reading maps. I'm usually the navigator on a driving trip and enjoy seeing exactly where I am on the lines of a road map. I'd like to get a GPS so I can more involved in geo-caching, too.

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  20. That is a marvelous gadget to have! I love maps especially when you are out on a place you don't know much. Maps are a real good help.

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  21. I will have to check out google earth! how fun your maps are!!!

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  22. Cool! I love old maps, too!
    Though I get along without GPS! :)
    Cheers, Klaus

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