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Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:44:51 PM »
http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/start.do

Map Locator

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/maplocator/(layout=6_1_61_48&uiarea=2&ctype=areaDetails&carea=%24ROOT)/.do

Put in push pins then click on the pins to see what is available to order or download free.
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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 07:34:59 AM »
Great link!

Going to my location I found the map to be over 50 years old (1956). Still very interesting (roads with old names, each house was marked on the old map so it's a clear indication of growth patterns).

The topo map is at 20' increments - still very useful and in most cases still accurate.

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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 08:19:09 AM »
You will find that a lot of information is missing (mines - historic stuff) from the newer maps so the old ones are my favorite.

I need to note that this link and info was brought to my attention by my friends at Kevin Kelly - Cool tools.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/index.php

In case you missed it here is reference to my cabin and the Underground House book, along with my comments.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002906.php

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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 02:58:23 PM »
I really like to reference older maps. I have seen old roads on old maps in the local NF area that do not appear on any recent maps. Frequently the roads have been decommissioned by the forest service, but sometimes it is possible to get onto them. Sometimes you can drive quite a ways; sometimes you find a 6 inch tree in the middle of the trail. Unfortunately, with the new forest service travel management rules soon this sort of exploring in a motorized vehicle will be illegal. Maybe time to get a "you'll never catch me" stealth dirt bike.   :o   n*
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 06:58:58 PM »
I agree - It belongs to the public - not the public servants.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 05:30:42 PM »
maybe when Glenn organizes all of us to overthrow the Government and he is King for a day he will give the land back to us c*

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 11:29:39 PM »
What's in it for me then?
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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 02:18:26 AM »
Merry Christmas to all!
I'd like to share a nice map I found. Quite useful with all sorts of map types.
Click on the spinning globe to reduce the tool window.
http://mapper.acme.com
Hope you find it useful like I did.  :)

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 07:37:04 AM »
Nice map and lots of types.  Thanks for sharing and w* to the forum.
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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 09:36:28 AM »
Wow, its almost Christmas again.
I want to share a gift with everyone.
A bit early, but I'll do it now anyway.
Merry Christmas to all!   :)

A motherlode of info can be found at this site:

http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/cd3wd/index.htm


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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 07:02:41 PM »
Lots of good info there - nearly everything about everything.
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 07:30:07 PM »
Note that you can download the cd3wd online as a torrent  -I suggest Vuze torrent client.. from here 13 gigabites

http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/4459710/CD3WD_-_Helping_the_3rd_World_to_help_itself.4459710.TPB.torrent

or in pieces scroll down the page here

http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd/index.htm

Vuze if you don't have it...  http://www.vuze.com/

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Re: Free Maps - USGS topos - other stuff
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 07:39:47 PM »
Wow that is a cool site [cool]

Nice find Abbynrml Thanks
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