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    Re: FW: UTM to geod. lat/lon conversion
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Dec 11, 20:09 -0500

    Doug-
     I have in past made up "clear plastic rules" very inexpensively on a laser 
    printer. For $10 you can buy a box (100 pages) of transparency media, acetate 
    or mylar (better) designed for laser printers or inkjet printers (the type 
    matters) mainly for folks making up overhead transparencies, aka "slides".
    
     If you know the size of the grid you want, it is easy to create one in any 
    drawing program and then print multiple copies that last many years. I've 
    also used them to print nomographs for all sorts of conversions, LORAN 
    interpolation, and of course compass "roses" that can be laid at any point on 
    a chart. Since laser-on-mylar is also waterproof and stable, it makes a good 
    media for anything to be posted abovedecks in the cockpit, including VPP 
    targets for the helm.
    
     Any office supply store carries them, and for roughly 25c to a dollar, they 
    can also copy whatever else you've printed at home onto a single sheet of 
    transparent material on their own equipment, if you don't want to buy the 
    box.
    
    
    

       
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