What a difference mapping makes as both a visual aid as well as a navigation support tool/aid. Hunting and being in the outdoors is what lead me to pursue my B.S. Forestry Management at Louisiana State University back in 1999 and I enjoyed every minute of it, except the Forest Calculus class! The above two images are of the same Area Of Interest (AOI) with heavy tree canopy consisting of mainly mature pine timber near a popular Forest Service Recreation Area. The left image is of Google Maps, the right is our GeoJAW Mobile Map - which would you prefer while afield? So much to see from above. I figured out real quick how to utilize mapping techniques like above to assist me in my outdoor adventures, especially Turkey Hunting hard pressured Eastern Turkeys in Mississippi. Creating what us "Cartographers" call, "Features" in the mapping world is what makes the right-side image so appealing as well as dominant for mapping use. These features, called "Vector layers" add just the right information to really get a grasp on what's down there and how to manipulate it to your needs. GeoJAW Maps can bring life back into old areas afield. Areas are constantly changing with urban sprawl, commercial development, timber harvesting and even natural disasters. Features such as roads, trails, markers, creeks, wildlife spots, campsites, ownership bounds, contour lines, etc. serve as a memory marker for your woodsmanship skills while outdoors. Sometimes I can almost see the map in my head while navigating the grounds due to the invested time producing, studying and memorizing the map.
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