Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Topographic Maps - Addition to Offroading Home Files

utah with free topo maps overlayI mentioned it in the last webcast, but for those who haven't seen it yet you need to know about a new addition to all the master maps found over on the Offroading Home web site - FREE TOPO MAPS.

Trundle on over to the web site and select any of the master maps. You will notice that a new file for download has been added to all of the states indexes: "Find A … TOPO map."

If you download and open it in Google Earth you will see that the whole state is laid out in it's USGS 1:24,000 TOPO Quads and you simply choose one to download. That's it.

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Also, for convenience, the same quad overlay has been added to every master map. Simply cursor down to the bottom on the left and find the placemark entitled "Get a TOPO Map." Click to turn it on and see the same Quad grid.

The maps are served up by Digital Data Services, a for profit company, but these are completely free.

There is also a file available that covers the entire continental US — every Quad, every state. The link to it is found on the web sites "Resources" page.

Try them out. I hope this makes it a lot easier for you all to obtain the information you need for your trips. Leave a comment about what you think and/or how you used them so others can benefit.

Learn A Little More

For those of you who have seen my last screencast, here is a link to a YouTube video presentation from my webcasting mentor who explains about the Sun Microsystems Heisenberg Compensator - using Turboencabulator technology.


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