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Road Atlas and Its Useful Information

Nov 21, 2008
Are you a traveler and explorer? Road Atlas is available to serve you. Road atlases are available in various levels and shapes. It is a reference that will enable you to find needed information regarding your target destinations.

Are you interested in traveling? Do you always enjoy having road trips and being in one place you don't even know? Do you always lose your way while traveling? Well, the answers are all in a road atlas.

Road atlases are available in various levels and shapes. A road atlas is a reference wherein you will be able to find needed information regarding your destination. It is a guide to better understanding about a common place. Maximizing road atlas will enable you to learn how to read maps and its details. Motoring institutions in developed nations having excellent road systems like North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia generate road maps for its people. Road atlas is specifically built for public workers that identify and maintain roads not only by name but by its road log number.

It is very difficult to read and analyze maps. So, here are some tips on how to read maps or road atlas.

Step one.
Distinguish the place and location where you want to go. Determine if you like a short cut direction, scenic route or a direct ways. These have edges in following road directions but if you are in a hurry and do need a short period of time, you should prefer the short cut ways.

Step two.
Purchase maps of the city you want to go. Make sure that it includes street level images and major cities in where you will go to pass by.

Step three.
Use the index of the map to look for the place you desire to travel. Indexes are arranged alphabetically for easy step findings. Next to the town name is a sequence of numbers or letters or both which tells the location of the town or city. You can specify the place according to the grid formation of the map.

Step four.
Plan your course. Be sure to pay attention to the directness of the road or way. It is a great help if you will remember the landmarks that you will see while traveling. Read the legend of the map to see where the four lanes are and roads for lesser speed.

Step five.
Estimate the miles that you will need to travel. Know also the hour of traveling per kilometers or miles.

Key Features of a Road Atlas
* Regional roads data were obtained from Public Works Street Centerline.
* Information about state roads free ways and major city streets were attained from the Major Roads.
* Hydrology details were from State department of Natural Resources.
* City borders data were obtained from the Auditor's Municipalities.
* Fire stations and schools information were from the Auditor's Office Public Buildings, services and Landmarks.
* Range lines, section and township were developed by PLSS.
* Bridges data were come from the Public Works Bridge.
* Signals data were come from the Public Works Signal.

Advantages of having a Road Atlas
* Best materials for travelers and explorers
* Time saving
* Gives geographical information

Types of Road Atlas
* Printed maps
* Book form road atlas
* Multimedia or online maps

Tips of having an unforgettable road experience
* Know first where to go.
* Find the best road foods.
* Stay safe on the road.
* Be alert for roadside emergencies.
* Know the different road signs.
* Estimate the gas costs.
* Enjoy the road trip!
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