A map is commonly used as a means to represent a two dimensional surface of any actual world location or surface object. Majority of maps are only represented in a two-dimensional format without considering that the surface plane in question could be elevated. The use of Garmin Topographic Maps and other Garmin navigation system was instituted to identify the third dimension.

If one had to categorize the information in images that can be gathered from topographic maps, then read the following four points. The three-dimensional images include roads, buildings, railways, airports, urban development, geographic features, national and international borders etc. An essential aspect of Topographic maps is that these are used to represent all types of water bodies including lakes, river streams, swamps, and coastal lines. It even covers the covers the mountains, valleys, slopes, reefs etc. Lastly, these maps include all vegetative areas, encapsulating wooded region, cleared areas, orchards, and vineyards.

Topographic Maps

 

Another popular device that has gained wide popularity are Garmin GPS system. Its wide usage increases with a surge in the number of people venturing in outdoor pursuits of all sorts. Portable or handheld GPS devices are easily available for cars, motorbikes, bicycles or for backpacks for people on foot. These devices are used to track your physical location, follow a predetermined route, moreover, and keep an automatic record of your route as well. In case of emergencies, for instance, you have lost track of locations in the wilderness and need to confirm your exact position, in terms of longitude and latitude, this acts as a backup for a conventional map or manual navigation compass.

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