So what can you do with a digital map? Firstly, as Adobe Acrobat files, they can
be used 'on
on desktop and laptop computers. You can zoom in to see detail and zoom out to
navigate. Set an area of interest to the on screen extent you want and you can
print that area on a colour printer.
Secondly, some of the products can be easily printed, particularly the 8 sheet
map sets of the 1921 and 1935 maps. These are handy to use while researching
documents, following chapters in historical books and for exploring on
Corregidor itself. The 8 sheet map sets are inexpensive to print and bind with
wire or plastic combs. Both A4 and A3 sheet sizes can be used with A3 producing
the best results.
The 1921, 1932 and 1935 full sheet maps can be printed on a plotter. The 1921
and 1935 maps are designed to print on A0 size paper at a scale of 1:6,000.
The 1932 map is specially prepared so that it will print on a plotter that uses
a 36 inch wide roll of paper. The resultant plot is 2157mm wide and 892.76mm
high (84.92in x 35.43in). The 1921 and 1935 maps will soon be available to take
advantage of printing on 36 inch wide paper rolls also. The new edition will be
able to be printed at a scale of 1:6,000.
At commercial printers and drawing offices in Australia, AO sheet printing is
approximately $15.00AD per sheet. A0 laminating is about $12.00AD (AD is
Australian Dollars) per sheet.
Therefore, if you want quality wall maps of Corregidor for 1921 and 1935, the
digital maps can be printed and laminated at a reasonable price.
For the ultimate wall map of Corregidor, the 1932 digital map is "THE
It was a better drawn product than the later 1936 map. Check who has a plotter
that uses 36 inch rolls of paper and see who has a laminating machine, using the
same width rolls of film, before starting.
Laminated and bound prints of the 1921 and 1935 8 sheet map sets are great to
carry when exploring Corregidor, they don't get grubby, torn and the ink won't
run in the tropics.