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Canada Topos

USA Topos

Please share any other free online sources you might have.
 
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Originally posted by concho:
www.terraserver.com


Thanks, concho! But, I'm looking more for "topographic" maps than "aerial" photographs.

Aerial photos are helpful..... but if they are low resolution.... they don't tell much about the lay of the land. And that's what I'm looking for! thumb

I know it's going to be hard to find an online source of free "topos" of areas outside of North America.....but I thought I'd give it a try! Wink
 
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I wonder if the moderator would consider making this topic a "sticky"

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I bought one of those Topo map programs for my computer. Not free, but very handy and I can print off just what I need. biggest drawback with my program at least, is that the maps are way out of date. I can also get exact geographic co-ordinates to use with my GPS and measure distances.
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topozone.com

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Posts: 2872 | Location: Boston, MA | Registered: 04 January 2005Reply With Quote
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Kamo, I've got the link to topozone.com above! Wink

It's my favorite free online source of US topos.

Yes, Grizz... there are some very good topo programs that you can buy. Very handy and can be used with GPS!

The advantage of the free online sources is that everybody here on AR can access them and know where you're talking about. Where it's not likely that everbody here will have the same topo program covering every state and province in the USA and Canada.
 
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Oops. But hey, I posted it with the best intentions...Smiler

For my screw-up, here's another remarkable, and free resource: google earth. Amazing, really.


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I like Grizz just decided to buy for the computer---I bought DeLorme's TopoUSA West region and for some states it outlines the different hunting districts--this is a nice feature--the online versions aren't bad, but I did get more features, so that's why I bought it---chris
 
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Ask and thou shalt recieve...but you needn't be so formal. Smiler

Here's another cool website for anyone interested in B.C...

BC Government Maps Scroll down the page and click on "Online Cadastre" on the left hand side of the page.

Cheers,
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Ask and thou shalt recieve...but you needn't be so formal. Smiler

Here's another cool website for anyone interested in B.C...

BC Government Maps Scroll down the page and click on "Online Cadastre" on the left hand side of the page.

Cheers,
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Canuck, that's an EXTREMELY COOL FRIGGIN' AWESOME BC site! thumb

PS - That photo on the far right...... where was that taken (UTM, DMS)?!!
 
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Depeding on state, some Fish and Game/DOW sites have interactive map programs. I know CO and MT does because I use them occasionally. They include topo, and property info which is awesome.

About 3-4 years ago I bought a 'block' of down loads from Geocommunity. I think it cost me $15 , and I've downloaded probably 20 or so 7.5 quad maps so far, and can probably get another 40. I do have access to a color plotter so that helps if i want to plot, but any good color copyier you can print out the section you want. On the other hand, I can veiw them as a raster image or jpg, etc on my puter as well as overlaying them in Google earth.
 
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Depeding on state, some Fish and Game/DOW sites have interactive map programs. I know CO and MT does because I use them occasionally. They include topo, and property info which is awesome.



Good tip, Ivan! thumb

Colorado Maps

Montana Maps
 
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Hey DaMan, what you doin' outside the Crater anyway? Wink

For Alaska, I use this one:

Alaska Quad Maps

For Utah, I found this one:

Utah 7.5' Quads

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MM. I needed a break from "pig wrestling"! Wink

BTW..... Good sites on AK and UT! thumb
 
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Wyoming digital USGS Quadrangle maps (DRGs).
http://wgiac.state.wy.us/html/aboutDRG.asp
http://wgiac.state.wy.us/html/aboutDRGE.asp

Wisconsin digital USGS Quadrangle maps (DRGs)
http://dnr.wi.gov/maps/gis/datadrg.html#data

USGS Digital Raster Graphics website.
http://topomaps.usgs.gov/drg/


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I know I asked for FREE sites..... but I think trails.com is pretty good for "pay-for" views (US only).
 
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Go to This site and you will get hooked up with the tools that you need for map making and Topographic maps.
 
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http://www.gps.com.ar/

Free topographic and others maps from Argentina.
 
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MM. I needed a break from "pig wrestling"! Wink

BTW..... Good sites on AK and UT! thumb


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http://www.offroute.com/mod2/index.asp

Not free but not expensive.

Can make and view on-line. Seamelss with total control over the map. Make a map of the area you want, oriented and set-up the way you like it. Texture/contrast options to give terrain features a 3d effect. Can see what you make before you order.

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Do a search for Mytopo.com. I do not think you will be dissapointed.


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Here's a free site (signup required) for Canadian topographic maps for Magellan eXplorist and Triton series handheld GPS units:

www.magicmaps.ca

I find most mapping software is horribly out-of-date. My area was developed over 10 years ago and is absent from some maps available! Unacceptable. Magellan MapSend TOPO software is maintained by Navtek, or so they say, but Navtek removed their listing for their website, so getting good maps for Magellan units could be difficult.


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Here's a site for free Canadian topo maps for Garmin GPS units (confirmed on 60CSx and Legend HCx):

www.ibycus.com


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Is there a method of identifying US National Forest map sections with topo and aerial maps? I've been hunting a specific section for years. I'm interested in seeing that part of the section I do not hunt.


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Trying to translate Latitude, Longitude <=> UTM?

Or ddd°mm'ss.s" <=> ddd.ddddd°?


Here is the best Coordinate Converter I've found on line.

Click on the link above...... Then under "Online Tools" click on the red "coordinate (converter)" link.
 
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Follow Jackfish's link to the USGS digital raster graphics website - click to the free download link at the bottom of the screen to go to the USGS store. You can then download (for free) pdf files which are scanned versions of the USGS topo quads. As far as I can tell it works for the whole CONUS.


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http://terraserver-usa.comadvfind.aspx?panel=Place

Use this to locate what one are looking for and one can toggle between map and aerial


TCLouis, have you checked the dates on those topos that terraserver uses?

And the sat images are very low resolution (Resolution: 1 meters, Meters/Pixel: 0.5 meters on the area I checked). Google Earth/Maps free version is actually better (and that's not saying much).
 
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Oops. But hey, I posted it with the best intentions...Smiler

For my screw-up, here's another remarkable, and free resource: google earth. Amazing, really.


Yeah Google Earth. These days they're posting the dates on the photographs.
 
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Here's a LINK FOR FREE PRINTABLE TOPO MAPS.

You can zoom into any area you want, toggle from a road map format to topo to a hybrid satelite/road map format.

You can then print 8 1/2 X 11 map sections.

Laminate them between 2 pieces of clear contact paper for waterproof, foldable pocket maps.

Here's AN EXAMPLE OF A MAP SECTION OF MY FAVORITE MOANTAIN BIKING, XC SKIING, BEAR HUNTING AREA.


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Posts: 2439 | Location: Northern New York, WAY NORTH | Registered: 04 March 2001Reply With Quote
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I've been doing a lot of navigation using Google Earth. High-res. land satellite photos along with some navigation aids (path/distance/waypoint markers, and more)

Axis controls allow shifting of topography to "oblique" views, along with zoom, rotation, w/ compass directions, lat. long.

You can store these in files and print them out hard copy. I expect they'd work on a phone app.
 
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Got a newer GPS a while back and went searching for maps I could install on it. The site below has been a good source for my Garmin 60 CSX, includes some tutorials on making the maps work on your GPS also.

GPS File Depot


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Posts: 187 | Location: Western Kentucky | Registered: 02 November 2007Reply With Quote
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Google earth is amazing in its use for hunt planning.
 
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I agree 100% about Google earth for scouting. I use it all the time here in Wisconsin. Also, make sure to use Bing maps as they have aerial photos from different times of the year for different views of the land.

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Posts: 639 | Location: SE WA.  | Registered: 05 February 2004Reply With Quote
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Here's another site for topo maps. I friend told me about them after he had them print off some maps for hunting areas in Montana and Wyoming. I bookmarked their page for future use.
http://www.mytopo.com/
 
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try b c wildfire service interactive I think better than google


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Mytopo is great but find myself using OnX in the feild.
 
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