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## Map Scales - Non-Linear Distances

A map scale is a measurement that gives the distances on the map meaning. For example, in a 1:50000 map, a centimeter on the map will represent 50000...

## Map Grid Reference (MGR)

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A map grid reference number (MGR for short) is a position on a map. A comparable example would be an expressway, where all the exits and entrances are numbered.

## Travelling in a Straight Line

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When you take compass bearings, you are usually given the distance to travel and direction in a straight line. Often however, you will encounter obstacles that prevent you from doing so...

## Finding North using the Sun

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The sun is a reliable way to find directions. After all it always rises from the east and sets in the west. On the equator, there are two ways to find the East/West line by observing the movement of the sun.

## Map Scales - Linear Distances

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A map scale is a measurement that gives the distances on the map meaning. For example, in a 1:50000 map, a centimeter on the map will represent 50000 cm on actual ground or 500 m or 0.5 km. Linear distance measurement is one of them and is covered in this article.

## Compass Bearings

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Compass Bearings are one of the most basic forms of navigation. Compass bearings give reference of one location to another. Combined with distance, compass bearings provide a means moving from one point to another.

## Pacing

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Pacing is the practise of calculating the distance you have travelled based on the number of steps you have taken. There are generally two types of pacing, single and double pacing...

## Set a Map

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The very first step in map and compass navigation is to set the map. What this does is to lay the map out in the same configuration as on the actual ground. This will enable you to find your location...