Other Links

Weather FAQ from Environment Canada Answers many frequently asked questions (FAQ) about weather and weather forecasting, including wind chill, humidex and UV indexes. Includes instructions for getting weather forecasts e-mailed to you.

The Canadian Rockies by Car The Canadian Rockies offer some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and activities for the entire family.

Roper’s Knot Page: knotting, bends and hitches This site links to dozens of websites that feature ropes and knots. The links are separated into categories, such as fishing, caving, etc.

Caving knots Although the site is specific to caving, its knots page shows almost all the knots that the FSAR rope team uses. The diagrams on how to tie them are quite clear and helpful.

The Degree Confluence Project The goal of this project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world and take pictures there. The photos and pictures will then be posted here. A challenge for navigators and geographers.

Geocaching — The official global GPS cache hunt site Combining a treasure hunt with practicing GPS navigation skills, geocaching is a fun way to spend time.

GeoAnalytic November 2003 GeoAnalytic donated map- and satellite data sets for use in the FSAR command post. The data, compatible with the OziExplorer software we use, includes 1:250,000 and 1:50,000 topographic maps and visible- light and near-infrared satellite imagery of southern Alberta and southwest B.C.; all geo-rectified to the NAD27 datum. Foothills Search and Rescue would like to express its appreciation for GeoAnalytic’s generosity. If your organization needs “innovative mapping solutions” for anywhere on Earch, GeoAnalytic can probably help you.

Industry Canada Radio Information Circular Industry Canada is the Canadian government body that issues amateur, aeronautical and marine radio licences. This part of the IC site has the “RIC”s that tell you what you need to know to get a licence. Scroll down to the Radiocommunication Information Circulars section to download the .pdf files.

Disaster Preparedness  Courtesy of Rider University, a guide on being prepared for natural events and survival strategies in both urban and remote settings.