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A good Idea......

Mayfly 12 485 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 12:51PM
Went out for a walk the other day with the camera and got fed up having to get my map out of my bag to see where I was. When I got home it hit me - Take a photo of the map of the area I will be in on the DSLR BEFORE going out, that way all I have to do is goto review on my camera and "hey presto" instant map (being the first image on the card it's easy to access). I managed to get a good 10 sq miles of an OS map with good detail. I still take the map out with me just in case but it makes things much easier Smile

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andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 12:58PM
You can now buy a portable sat nav with a built in camera.
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:01PM
I was on a camera club walk last year that turned out to be rather longer than the guide suggested. It got so dark that we couldn't see the map..... the solution was to take a photo of the map with flash, and read it on the LCD screen of the camera.

Mayfly 12 485 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:06PM
Hmmm didn't think of that and it works in the dark Smile woohoo! I need to think of something I can patent and make my millions.......any suggestions?
conrad 13 10.9k 116
8 Aug 2006 1:07PM
Sell maps with torches. A winning combination! Wink
Martin54 12 542 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:08PM
Along similar lines - a couple of years ago we were holidaying in Cornwall. One day we went into St Ives on the train and wanted to make a note of the train times for the return journey. After searching in vain for pen and paper I just took a photo of the timetable which we consulted later in the day.
simont 14 2.3k 4 England
8 Aug 2006 1:08PM
Photobooths at the top of hills/mountains so people can get a quick snap shot of themselves to prove they've been there and bore the neighbours with.
Mayfly 12 485 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:11PM
See It's amazing, we don't realise how useful our cameras are ! a camera is not just for Christmas etc etc......
Nike55 12 959 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:15PM
I had the same idea at an equestrian event a while ago. I took a shot of the course map posted on the secretary's window (office was closed) the day before the event so we could conduct a walk round of the cross country course. It didn't help my girlfriend though - still got lost on the day.

Of course photographing an OS map and using it in this way could be considered copyright infringement, esp. if you didn't have the original map in your pocket.

But who is going to know...
Mayfly 12 485 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 1:19PM
Ha HA I wondered how long it would be before someone brought up the good old copyright....... to be honest if I purchase a map, If it's on paper or as a digital image on the back of the camera it's one and the same.

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