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Trip planning with online high resolution topographic maps - Gmap4
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Joseph Elfelt
(Jelff) - F
Trip planning with online high resolution topographic maps - Gmap4 on 05/01/2012 08:13:14 MDT Print View

[Edit: I finally learned how to make links on this forum]

I’ve noticed some threads here where scouters are kicking around trip planning ideas for various locations. To help with that process, you can use Gmap4 to surf eye-popping high resolution topographic maps for the USA. For example, here is Mistymoon Lake (great name!) in the Cloud Peak Wilderness of Wyoming:,-107.211999&t=t4&z=15

Here is a recent blog post about Gmap4 published by a scout-related website:

If you scroll down to near the bottom of that blog post then you will see links to Gmap4 maps for Philmont and the BWCA.

Here is the default map:
To find your favorite spot you can zoom and pan or click Menu ==> Search.

To see the high resolution topo maps, click the button in the upper right corner and select ‘t4 Topo High’


Joseph Elfelt, the Gmap4 guy and former Eagle Scout

Edited by Jelff on 05/02/2012 10:10:16 MDT.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Great link on 05/01/2012 08:35:13 MDT Print View

That's a great link, thank you! The hi-res appear to have the same info my USGS and TOPO maps have, but the terrain effect is cleaner and nicely pronounced. It scrolls well, too.

johnathan brouwer
(jbrouwer) - F
gmap4 is great on 05/02/2012 08:57:42 MDT Print View

this is a very cool link...thaks for posting it and many thanks for the creation of the map software...

We are going to use it for Philmont planning