Atlasing? – Steps to produce a Pentad Map:

Steps to produce a Pentad Map:

  1. Click here to get to ADU’s coverage maps.
  2. Under the Google map, in the ‘Search for an address’ box type the name of a locality (e.g. Mapungubwe, Pofadder, 12 Jacaranda Avenue), OR zoom into the map to find the area you would like to visit. Click on Search.
  3. Then click on an appropriate pentad (block) – the one you are interested in. The pentad code appears in the ‘Selected pentad’ box.
  4. Then click on Submit. This opens the pentad summary page.
  5. Click on the ‘Google map’ link below the graph. This will open a Google map of the pentad in a new browser window; the red box indicates the boundary of the pentad.
  6. Click on “satellite” to see landscape features (like in Google Earth) or “hybrid” to get the map and satellite together.
  7. Then using your web browser’s printing function (or use Ctrl-P), you can print the map.
  8. To save the map you go to File –> Save as, and save the page to a folder on your hard drive. You can then go back and open the map without having to go on-line to open/print it again.

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