Calling all map geeks

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Calling all map geeks

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:06 am

Has anyone else used / played with this site? I just found it and I'm thinking wow, pretty freaking cool... I don't think I'll be using my Topo software from here on out. Enjoy.


http://www.hillmap.com/
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby jaymz » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:34 am

Pretty cool, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby Randy G. » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:39 am

Very cool!! Thanks
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby dsunwall » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:19 am

It has everything, very cool. I couldn't get the Snotel data to appear first try this morning at work, but will try again later.
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby jeremy27 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:16 am

Per a discussion a few weeks ago, Bill put links to HillMap and CalTopo on the main 14ers map page. Upper right.
http://www.14ers.com/map.php
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby rkalsbeek » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:18 am

I saw map and I was drawn to this thread. Really cool site! Thanks for sharing, this gave me something to do while I should be 'working' ;)
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:23 am

jeremy27 wrote:Per a discussion a few weeks ago, Bill put links to HillMap and CalTopo on the main 14ers map page. Upper right.
http://www.14ers.com/map.php


Yikes! I searched this before I posted but maybe I spelled it wrong or something, nothing came up. I guess I deserve one of these:

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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby jeremy27 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:59 am

No worries. I wasn't calling you out. I was just trying to let people know that the links are available on 14ers so you don't have to remember "now what was the really cool mapping website I heard about last week/month/year."
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby Kent McLemore » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:10 pm

The USGS has an extensive map viewer too:
http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby Weegie5 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:26 pm

jeremy27 wrote:Per a discussion a few weeks ago, Bill put links to HillMap and CalTopo on the main 14ers map page. Upper right.
http://www.14ers.com/map.php

These are some awesome map geek sites.

Ever since National Geographic pulled all their Map Machines from REI, the USGS map store, etc., I've become a fan of mytopo.com for custom waterproof topo maps.

Unfortunately, I didn't discover any of these great resources until after a trip to Chicago Basin when we bought, cut, spliced, taped, and laminated four USGS quads to make a map of the Chicago Basin area. A single custom 18x24 waterproof map would have cost less and been a lot less hassle...
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Re: Calling all map geeks

Postby bonehead » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:01 pm

In 2005, I put together and printed a map of the Alpine loop.
Lake City to Silverton, down to Ouray.
Maybe 30x40"
I downloaded 120+?? maps from Topo Zone?
Patched them together by hand in photoshop at 50%.
I worked in a graphics shop at the time
and had access to large printers.
Things seem to be much simpler now.
It was pretty awesome, for it's day.
Yeah, map Geek here.

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