Plotting UTM Coordinates

Are you curious about how to plot UTM coordinates? Check out this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg8znvd7nMw And as usual, if the video isn't your thing a text version is below. To help clarify how to use the UTM System I'm going to demonstrate how to plot points on a map. First make sure you've drawn the 1,000 meter grid lines on the map. Without them it is so difficult to be accurate that your plotting could be useless. Take a look at your grid coordinates. We are going to use 13T 0461138mE 4565191mN. For plotting purposes some of this information just…

The UTM Coordinate System

What is the UTM coordinate system and why should you care? We've made a video about it or you can read below if moving pictures aren't your thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfgwC8f4wwY When you are exploring, whether on a trail or in the middle of nowhere it's important to be able to figure out exactly where you are. This is where the UTM coordinate system can help. What is UTM? UTM stands for Universal Transverse Mercator. I'm going to cut out a lot of detail and just say the UTM system divides the world into a series of squares. This makes a lot of navigation…

Introduction to Maps

Are you curious about how to read a map? Let's take the first step with this short video all about reading a map. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyLznJahzNQ Or if moving pictures aren't your thing..... Have you ever wished you were better at reading a map? Being confident in your ability to read maps can help you explore further and enjoy more of all your outdoor adventures. Its a great skill to have and a good thing to review once in a while. The first thing you want to do when you get your hands on a map is take a minute to review…