What maps are you using in the field for ground team work?« on: May 03, 2010, 11:25:50 PM » Much of the ground team task guide assumes that CAP ground teams are going to be using traditional full-sized USGS quad maps while out in the field. While these are certainly useful for teaching maps skills in the classroom and perhaps while on a regularly used training site that you actually have full-quad for, it is just not practical to use them for actual SAR work. Why not? Well, who has a library of the hundreds of quad maps it takes to cover an entire state? So, when your ground team gets the call to go on lost person case out in the woods somewhere, what are you using for maps of the operational area?
In WIWG, I've predominantly seen and prefer for myself Delorme State Atlas and Gazetteer. All the little airfields are marked in the newest one, which is incredibly convenient.Sent from my Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddle using Tapatalk
Why don't wings have all the applicable topo maps for their AOR? You'd think they could just make a mass purchase and store them electronically for units to use for training and operational missions.
Why don't wings have all the applicable topo maps for their AOR? You'd think they could just make a mass purchase and store them electronically for units to use for training and operational missions. Disclaimer: this very well may exist and I just don't know about it.
How many of you can use USNG on the field?
I can, and vastly prefer it to lat/long, but since CAP is an aviation organization it is often not practical in the real-world, sadly.
The HQ for Delorme is about an hour and change away in Maine. They have a small store with things in it, strangely, 85% of what they have is *not* maps.But man, I get the *coolest* toys when I go there.
How many of you can use USNG on the field? And how / what equipment you take to the field?
Granted, the standard is USNG. Please reread the question. It was not whether the standard is USNG!The question is whether you carry equipment to read it in the field. If so what?Do you leave the equipment at the mission base?Even though we find that there is a hodgepoge of different products!