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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2016, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Topo maps

I've been trying to find a good place to look at topo maps with the elevation lines on it so i can find some saddles and pinch points. Was wondering what you other guys use ! I use google maps often but it doesn't show the elevation lines ! I know you can buy topo maps from US geological survey ! I would also like to use on my computer so I can zoom in on areas if needed ! Thank You !

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Re: Topo maps

Try this site redlab.
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Re: Topo maps

pgc maps and click on <span style="font-weight: bold">us topo</span> on base map

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Re: Topo maps

try mytopo. you can overlay aerials onto topos and everything. you can pay $ to get a nice map made up for you or you can just view online or even snip and print.

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Re: Topo maps

Goggle Maps has a great 3D elevation feature but it's not obvious to find:

1. Google a place in Goggle Maps in Map View.

2. Expand the left side panel.

3. Click the 3 bars at the top left corner.

4. Choose terrain on the drop down menu.

This not only shows topo lines, but displays the terrain in 3D relief.
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Re: Topo maps

I agree with loridr, the 3d terrain on google is what I use most of the time and you can visually see the steepness of the terrain.

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Re: Topo maps

I was lucky many years ago, in having a nearby place that had topo maps for the entire state. So I got the four quadrants that surround the areas I hunt in Potter and Tioga counties and keep them at the cabin.

Anytime someone asked me where to get such maps, sent them to the junky ol' "stationary" store that used to be in Lemoyne. Place was full of any kind of paper products, arts'n crafts, printing needs, etc. Helluva time finding anything in there, but they had it - someplace.

Unfortunately, it couldn't compete with the then-new Office Depots and Staples that opened in our area and closed down years ago.

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Try too.


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Re: Topo maps

I usually use google earth. I take screenshots with my phone and then I downloaded a photo editing app. It allows me to change the brightness and filter which creates better shadows in the terrain.

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Re: Topo maps

Originally Posted by timberdoodle
pgc maps and click on us topo on base map
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