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Still more on lamination
Adding to the theme of laminated maps, there's a similar approach that I have used myself for a number of years. Without having to go to the not inconsiderable expense of acquiring a full set of OSI TrailMaster software, there are several programmes, easily available on the Internet, that are designed to use imported scanned maps in conjunction with a GPS. (Some of these programmes, at least in a limited version, are free to use, but it can be well worth paying for unrestricted use.) Once a scanned map is imported into the programme, it can be calibrated to indicate the Irish Grid and easily scaled from the common OSI 1:50,000 to the more walker-friendly 1:25,000. This can be printed off on an A4 sheet and plastified with any of the small laminators one can get in the stores. The disadvantage with this process, however, is the stiffness of the end-product, which cannot (easily) be folded. The advantage is that it will show most of the ground one can cover in a normal day's walk, and it will definitely not turn into a sopping rag when the rain comes down. It's practically indestructible. A don't think there's any copyright issue here, since the map is scanned and used for purely private purposes.
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