[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:http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=44.342358,-107.211999&t=t4&z=15Here is a recent blog post about Gmap4 published by a scout-related website:http://netcommissioner.com/2012/04/high-adventure-topo-maps-via-gmap4/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:http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.phpTo 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’Enjoy.Joseph Elfelt, the Gmap4 guy and former Eagle ScoutHomepage: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html
Edited by Jelff on 05/02/2012 10:10:16 MDT.
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.
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
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