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Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 07:21:53 MDT Print View

I'm trying to upgrade the topo maps I put in my recent San Gorgonio Wilderness Trails post.

Which topo map is clearer?

EDIT:
Well, crap. Apparently, BPL's highly advanced (ahem) html parser doesn't like my URL's and won't allow me to include the jpgs directly. You can go to the above linked post. The first map is of the new type. The subsequent maps are of the old type.

Feedback appreciated if you have a moment.

HJ
Adventures in Stoving

Edited by hikin_jim on 11/02/2013 07:31:07 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 09:03:58 MDT Print View

Hi Jim,

I think all seven are fine. If I had to choose, I like Dry Lake's the least but again, it's perfectly fine. My eyes are not what they used to be so it's easier for me to get the information off of the Grinnell Mtn, Momyer Creek, and Forsee maps.

The Grand Tour map was at a larger scale than the others so I don't think it's a fair comparison to anything else you had in your article.

What program/websites are you using for these maps?

Edited by IDBLOOM on 11/02/2013 09:05:46 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 13:03:02 MDT Print View

"Apparently, BPL's highly advanced (ahem) html parser doesn't like my URL's"

Jim -
Use a Tiny URL instead. It's simple enough for even BPL to figure out.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 23:00:35 MDT Print View

> Use a Tiny URL instead. It's simple enough for even BPL to figure out.
Smacks head. Of course! Duh! Thanks, Greg.

HJ
Adventures in Stoving

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Re: Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 23:08:24 MDT Print View

NEW


OLD


HJ
Adventures in Stoving

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/02/2013 23:12:52 MDT Print View

The new one is easier to read. The shading on the old one easily gives a sense of what the terrain is like. Being able to read it is more important,IMO.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Which topo map is Clearer? on 11/03/2013 12:20:02 MST Print View

Interesting. I couldn't see the two maps on Jim's response above from my Mac using Chrome. Switched to Safari and I can see them just fine.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Improved topo map on 11/03/2013 17:38:29 MST Print View

Thanks for everyone's feedback. Here's what I've come up with (below). I think it's a real improvement over the first "generation."

HJ
Adventures in Stoving

George Ramsdell
(ghramsdell)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
What mapping software on 11/24/2013 18:03:19 MST Print View

What mapping software are you using?

Thanks!