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Old 04-13-2019, 11:38 PM   #71
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Navigation

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Memorizing an entire map is difficult. Picking out relevant landmarks and memorizing them? Much easier.
Indeed, but that's what I would consider memorising a map, for the function of navigating the area.

Note that I don't think you'd completely memorise every detail of the map. If you're driving through an area you might ignore details irrelevant to your purpose, such as side roads and elevations, unless they happen to be useful as landmarks. But I'm not sure what purpose doing so would achieve.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:41 PM   #72
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GPS without a map...
Are we talking about a simple GPS receiver that just gives your coordinates, or the modern instrument commonly referred to as a GPS but which contains downloaded maps?
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:21 AM   #73
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Are we talking about a simple GPS receiver that just gives your coordinates, or the modern instrument commonly referred to as a GPS but which contains downloaded maps?
That's fairly obviously not 'without a map', or so I assumed.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:26 AM   #74
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That's fairly obviously not 'without a map', or so I assumed.
That's what I thought too, but as far as I know, it's standard to have a map so the point seems kind of academic.
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