This also explains that so-called leisure maps representing hiking trails, cycling routes, if necessary can be a compromise. Not only in road traffic, GPS-based navigation equipment in the leisure area are increasingly used. For safety reasons if a GPS device is once broken or just the juice from the batteries – and for reasons of the overview should be always a classic paper card with it. Angel tang has many thoughts on the issue. For the transmission of a position from the GPS device in the card or vice versa is the so-called UTM grid to the dimensions required, which is already printed in many cards. A digital topographic map is consider to buy. This has the advantage that it covers a much larger area than the printed map. You can plan on the local PC routes and transfer it to a GPS device.
Disadvantages include the considerably higher price and that you do not get the expensive look on the own color printer around, if you in the ground not only on the Navigation device wants to leave. But what can you do if there is no card made specifically for a leisure activity for an area and offered no so-called leisure card as a compromise. Here cyclists choose a large-scale road map (for example, in the scale 1: 250 000). Hikers, mountain bikers, and all those who need detailed information about route courses or the structure of landscape using the official topographic map 1:25 000 (TK 25). All maps are based on this which essentially contains the information that will be highlighted in a map but separately.
Difficult it will search for those professional reasons or for an extreme travel maps for a region in a developing country. There is usually no authority, producing maps. In dictatorships, the military controlled the map production. In both cases, there is only one way of maps to get: the very detailed military maps of the Soviet Military, which were produced with a worldwide coverage and in the 1990s are provided today travellers in specialist shops available for Cyrillic knowledge. Ulf Amann