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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:
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=44.342358,-107.211999&t=t4&z=15

Here 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.php
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’

Enjoy.

Joseph Elfelt, the Gmap4 guy and former Eagle Scout
Homepage: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

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

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

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