Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Free Topographic Maps

Joseph Elfelt is the author of  Joseph has been working on this mapping project for quite a while and the product is maturing nicely.  Best of all it's free.

Quality topographic maps are the mainstay of the wilderness hunter and hiker.  There are lots of free products out there but it is tough to beat Joseph Elfelt's work.

Joseph has been working with top quality mapping software company to provide a very nice product.

Every time I look at his web site there have been new improvements.

In Joseph's words, his main features include:

* View detailed topographic maps (USA and Canada).

* Current magnetic declination displayed for map center (world wide, NOAA)

* Print maps. In your browser menu, click File==>Print Preview.

* Powerful search feature. You can search on addresses, names of places or natural features, and any reasonable way to write a latitude/longitude. (world wide)

* Display your GPS data and create a permanent link that will display that same map and your data. You can e-mail that link, post it on a website, include it in an iframe, etc.

The link below will display a world map. To search for something click Menu==>Search. To see the detailed topographic maps (USA & Canada) zoom in and then click Terrain==>MyTopo.,-16.760195&t=t1&z=2

Visit his site at

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