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    Re: European projections
    From: Marcel Tschudin
    Date: 2006 Apr 2, 14:25 +0300

    As George mentioned, it is not quite clear what you are looking for. If you would decide to go hiking in England, George's place is actually well located with the Chiltren Hills to the East and the Cotswood Hills to the west. In addition to hiking you even could go with a boat along the Themse. When I was living there something more than 20 years ago, I often went rambling in the Cotswoods around High Wycombe, e.g. over the hills around Skirmett with a wind mill on one of these hills. The Cotswoods e.g around Stoud, are even more picturesque.
    At the time I was hiking there, I bought booklets where people described hiking trails in these areas. Following the instructions given there and  using an Ordnance Survey maps, I tried to find my way. Since these hiking trails were not marked or signposted and also not specially indicated on the map, orientation required more time than I was used from hiking in Switzerland.
    If you shouldn't know, the Swiss are a nation of hikers and ramblers. (Except may be the Alinghi crew.) The country is covered with well marked and signposted hiking trails which are maintained by hiker clubs in the area. There are special hiking maps for the different regions. These maps are based on the national Survey maps but indicate also the hiking trails. I am not a biker, but I think there exist also special maps for them.
    Having read George's reply, I should add, that the Swiss Survey maps are also gridded, depending on the scale, e. g. 1km by 1km or 4km by 4km. The grid refers to a coordinate system where the origin has been select in such a way that latitude and longitude can not be mixed-up; the smaller value is always latitude and the larger value always longitude. The edge of the map shows the global lat/long coordinates both, the one from the geoid used and in addition also the GPS coordinates.
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