I have never subscribed to a map service (myTopo, etc.) because I don't have as much of a need where I live in Minnesota. My brother, however, lives in Bellingham, Washington. I would like to make his Christmas present a map service subscription to help him get out more, and safely.
Are the custom map services worthwhile for someone like him who lives close to a very big, dense area of wilderness?
Is this in any way better or worse than using the "Green Maps" or similar paper maps?
What problems may arise in using a custom mapping package? Printing, accuracy, etc?