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By Map and Compass

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1952 to 1953


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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm
"An airplane trip over the countryside around their summer camp inspires Mr. Wallace and his son to explore the region on foot. Equipping themselves with a map and a compass they set out on definite routes for definite objectives. The techniques of reading the symbols, scales and contour lines of a topographic map and using a compass are illustrated."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by the Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 26 (February 1953): 54.
"This film is designed to show the basic principles of using a map and compass. In particular, it discusses map symbols, shows how to make use of a map when passing through unknown territory, and how to plan a trip with the aid of a map. In addition, the parts and functions of a compass are illustrated."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 35.

Canadian Tourist Association, Conservation Films (1954): 3.
"Shows the pleasure of exploring the outdoors by using map and compass."

An American version was also produced.