The Compass Protractor allows you to easily plot your compass headings on a map. Measuring 3.5 inches in diameter, this transparent circle measures in degrees (360). It can be conveniently carried in your shirt pocket, with your map, in your pack, or with your notebook.
LAND MEASURE COMPASS w/ARM
The Land Measure Compass with Arm is a great land navigation tool when plotting courses on a map. The Meridian lines can be lined up with those on your map, and the moveable arm swung to determine your heading in degrees. Measuring 5 inches in diameter with a 3 inch arm.
The Pocket Sized UTM Grid Plotter measures only 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and are truly "pocket sized"! The Grid Plotter is used to plot UTM or MGRS coordinates on a 1:24,000 scale map. The tool divides a 1 kilometer grid square into 100 meter squares. Align the tool on the map grid and read off the easting and northing values. This is one of my favorite tools as it is scaled for USGS maps.
The Pocket Sized UTM Corner Rulers measure only 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and are truly "pocket sized"! The Corner Rulers are a set of 3 UTM/MGRS "roamers" for 1:24,000, 1:25,000, and 1:50,000 scale maps. The 1:24k and 1:25k corners allow you to divide a 1 kilometer map grid with 10m precision. The 1:5k corner provides 20m precision.
MILITARY STYLE MGRS/UTM
GRID READER & PROTRACTOR - (GTA 5-2-12)
This tool is equivalent to the Graphic Training Aid 5-2-12 Coordinate and Protractor used by the United States and NATO military forces around the world. However, this tool offers significant benefits over the standard issue GTA 5-2-12. This tool is printed on 30 mil plastic stock with a protective coating. This makes it about the thickness and stiffness of a credit card. It's 33% thicker than the standard military issue version, so it's less likely to be bent or broken when you need to use it. It also has rounded corners to keep it from wearing holes in your pockets. It offers Scales: 1:25,000 x 1km/1:250,000 x 10km, 1:50,000 x 1km/1:500,000 x 10km, 1:10,000 x 100m/1:100,000 x 1km. Measures 5" x 5"
MILITARY STYLE MGRS/UTM
GRID READER & PROTRACTOR - (NEW STYLE)
This tool is an improved version of the Graphic Training Aid 5-2-12 Coordinate Scale and Protractor, show above. By using a slot on one side of the tool for access to the map, the tool can be more compact than the traditional GTA tool. The tool features several additional map scales, including 1:24,000, which is the most common topographical map scale found within the United States, including the 7.5 minute USGS maps. The 1:100,000 scale now spans 5km grid lines, making it much more usable. Plus the overall dimensions have been reduced so that it is the size of a music CD, easily fitting into a pocket or any slot where you could store a CD. The tool is printed on 30 mil plastic with a protective coating. This makes it about the thickness and stiffness of a credit card. It's 33% thicker than the standard military issue version, so it's less likely to be bent or broken when you need it. It has rounded corners which keep it from wearing holes in your pockets. Scales: 1:24,000 x 1km, 1:25,000 x 1km/1:250,000 x 10km, 1:50,000 x 2 km/1:500,000 x 20km, 1:10,000 x 500m/1:100,000 x 5km. Compass Rose in both Degrees and Mils. Measures 4.5" x 4.5".
CLEAR PLASTIC 6" RULER
Great for working with maps, or for EDC (Every Day Carry) in your notebook, this clear plastic 6" ruler provides both Inch and Metric increments. Inch increments provide 1/16" markings. Measures 6-1/4" long by 1" wide. Weighs 0.1 oz.
STAINLESS STEEL 6" POCKET RULER
Great for EDC (Every Day Carry) in a pocket, pouch or a notebook. Stainless steel with a pocket clip, this 6" ruler provides Inch, in 32nd increments, and Picas scales. Measures 6-3/8" long by 1/2" wide (pocket clip is 1" wide). Weighs0.3 oz.
This is a great ruler for those who want to carry a full 12" ruler in a pocket or note pad. Made of stainless steel, it folds in half making the carrying length only 6", and then unfolds for a full 12" ruler. It has inch markings on one edge and cm/mm markings on the other edge. The back side has a non-slip cork finish. It is real handy for using with maps!
UTM Using Your GPS with the
Universal Mercator Map Coordinate System
By John Carnes
This booklet is a great starting point for beginning GPS users and folks that want to learn about UTM, MGRS, and USNG coordinates. With lots of illustrations and step by step instructions, readers will be converting between map locations and UTM coordinates in no time! The booklet includes a 1:24,000 scale "Pocket Sized Grid Plotter" (see above) for use with 7.5 minute USGS topographical maps. This may be a small booklet (50 pages) but provides a wealth of information and great graphics!
The Seattle Sports Waterproof DryDoc Map Cases are ideal for protecting all of your maps, and now have lash points at all four corners. Built with an eco-friendly PVC-Free film that's super puncture proof, these cases are as tough as they are useful. A positive-snap Ziploc®-type closure makes them extremely easy to use. With their simplicity, they are also an inexpensive solution offering great protection to your maps or valuable documents. The Small Map Case measures 5.75" wide x 9-3/4" high (to the zipper) and the Large Map Case measures 11.5" wide x 14-3/4" high (to the zipper).