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  • Topography Maps

    Anyone know of a good free site, or how to make it work on Google Earth?

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    I like this one: http://mapper.acme.com/

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    • #3
      nice site, but I can't get any contour lines to display. Our local mountain is just a big, green blob.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SkaredShtles View Post
        I like this one: http://mapper.acme.com/
        Very nice, thank you!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chamonix View Post
          nice site, but I can't get any contour lines to display. Our local mountain is just a big, green blob.
          Just hit "topo" on the upper right.
          Last edited by jones; 22 November 2013, 08:01 PM. Reason: knowing right from left

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          • #6
            Any way to make levels color-coded?

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            • #7
              http://www.hillmap.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by polemonium View Post
                sweet!

                7 8 9 1

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                • #9
                  Thanks, Jones, got it to work now..
                  Now I need to figure how to import the routes I ski, onto the map from my Garmin GPS
                  Last edited by chamonix; 23 November 2013, 02:07 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Hillmap accomodates drag and drop of .gpx track files and way points. Garmin (at least with the oregon series) stores your tracks/waypoints in a multitude of different .gpx files. Best way to do it is to either save your tracks to a particular file on the gps after a trip, or download garmin basecamp and edit your tracks and save em as a separate .gpx file.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I have an Oregon..let me think about what you said.. I have Basecamp on my desktop, but can't figure out how to get the routes I skied over to the Basecamp maps. I guess I need to go looking for my .gpx files on the Oregon

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                      • #12
                        Another vote for acme mapper (though I'm biased; my friend Jef developed it). Caltopo.com is another good one; it has a feature that colorizes the map per slope angle, nice for preliminary avy terrain evaluation.

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                        • #13
                          I wrote hillmap so I'm biased as well Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions though.

                          As far as getting tracks in I have a garmin 62s. What I do for gps tracks is clear the track before a tour and save it when we get back to the car. When I plug the 62s into my compute it appears just like an external drive though not all gpses will do this...older ones require basecamp or special software.

                          I then navigate to the garmin/gpx folder and drag the gpx file onto hillmap. You can also go the other way and draw a path in hillmap, download it and then drag it into the garmin.

                          If you forgot to clear and save the track but remember about what time you started or ended it is pretty easy to open a gpx file in a text editor (Like Notepad or TextEdit...not Word) and delete all the points before or after that time. At some point I'll make it easier to do this in hillmap itself.

                          Both the caltopo and acme mapper have some great features as well. The map layers Matt has done for caltopo are the best available on the net and his print functionality is very cool and easy to use as well...fortunately he is willing to share his map layers and there is a link to his site for printing in the tools menu.

                          Edit: realized this is my first post here, hope it doesn't seem spamy. I've read Dostie's blog and telemarktalk for a while and registered a while ago when I saw he was making a new forum.

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