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Joseph Elfelt
(Jelff) - F
You can add a URL for a ‘live’ detailed topo map to your trip report on 05/02/2012 07:19:03 MDT Print View

Often when I am reading a trip report I wish that I could see a nice topographic map of some place being described in the report. Here is an example. Recently Aaron posted about a loop hike in the Lost Creek Wilderness (CO) and indicated that the high point along the way was snowed in. Here is a ‘live’ high resolution topographic map with a red marker at that high point:
Interactive topo map

To learn how to include a clickable URL in your post here at BPL, see this post.

Anyone can use the Gmap4 software I developed to make similar map links. If you have a GPS track, you can show it on the map.

The Gmap4 homepage has lots of examples to quickly get you up to speed. Check out the new user FAQ and Quick Start section of the Help file.

Gmap4 homepage

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy

Edited by Jelff on 05/02/2012 07:20:40 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: You can add a URL for a ‘live’ detailed topo map to your trip report on 05/02/2012 15:41:56 MDT Print View

Hi Joseph

A neat and relevant web site, and free to use as well.

In order to keep everyone here happy about our full disclosure requirements, could I ask that you make the situation a bit clearer when you post about this in the future. Perhaps you could change your sig thus:

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy
Gmap4 is free to use

Cheers
Roger Caffin
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Joseph Elfelt
(Jelff) - F
Re: Gmap4 on 05/02/2012 16:02:06 MDT Print View

Roger - Thanks for the kind words.

Funny thing, I've been told in other forums not to use the word "free" since it makes people assume Gmap4 is some kind of ugly spam/scam. I'm happy to do whatever this forum prefers. (Hopefully I keep it all straight)

I did send a pm to Ryan a few months ago and got permission to post on BPL.

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy
(Free for non-commercial use)