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Old 08-24-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Canadian Mapping Resources

Hi,

I just created a list of websites that offer Canadian mapping data, and a list of mapping tools to use this data. It is here: A Resource List For GPS Mapping In Canada

Before it gets picked up by Google indexing, I'd appreciate some feedback. I'm especially interested if I've missing any important sites or tools.

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Old 09-04-2008, 06:03 AM   #2
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GPS and mapping info

Hi David,

Well, I really liked your site. Both for the type of technical info you have and the way it is presented.

Particularly the part about OZF2. I have used OZI for a few years and didn't know about this conversion program.

There were also a few other links that I hadn't seen before too, so well done.

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Old 09-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Just need a good mapset for logging roads in BC

Dave:
I skimmed your site. Wow a lot of technical stuff in there. Too much for me. I'd just like to know if there's a good mapset available for the Zumo550 that shows more detailed backroads than the included North America map?

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Old 09-08-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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Ibycus is the cheapest route - being free. The backroads on it are probably as good as you're going to get, at least until stuff like the Open Map project gets rolling. Best of all, if you already have mapsource, it just plugs right in as another mapset to chose from.

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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Nice work David, I'll definitely be spending some time on those sites that you mention.

I've been using Touratech's software for years and I'm very happy with it. It does pretty much the same thing as OziExplorer but with a definite motorcycle twist. Here is the link to their site:

http://www.ttqv.com/main.php?sprache=2
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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Nice site, much appreciated!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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I don't understand why anyone would use topographical maps when Google Earth is available.

I don't understand why one would buy proprietary mapping devices when a laptop, a GPS device and Google Earth gives one a far better tool.

I can spot logs on the ground in my area, measure them in Google Earth, ride out to them and measure them with a tape and it's the same. In hi res areas you can almost see animal trails.

I don't understand.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #8
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I don't understand why anyone would use topographical maps when Google Earth is available.
Because in much of the world it sucks. From the pic below, guess where the riding in my area gets interesting.

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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It's true there are many areas not at hi res. The low res is pretty well as good as most maps. Roads shown on maps generally show on lo res areas.

My problem with topos is that the trails I'm trying to hook up never appear on them. Even lo res GE has some clues.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
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I don't understand why anyone would use topographical maps when Google Earth is available.
Because I can't get google earth into my gps.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:32 AM   #11
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Hi,

I just created a list of websites that offer Canadian mapping data, and a list of mapping tools to use this data. It is here: A Resource List For GPS Mapping In Canada

Before it gets picked up by Google indexing, I'd appreciate some feedback. I'm especially interested if I've missing any important sites or tools.

David...
Check this site out. I've had their paper map books for years. The e-versions are a bit pricey but should be good.

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http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/shop...x&cPath=0_1723
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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Thank you fixerdave and HJ90. Both great resources. I have a camp near Bruce Mines Ontario and am going to order the Ontario Backroads SD card tonight. Great resource. Thanks again
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