What online maps are most detailed, up-to-date?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Zapp22, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    Folks
    I'm really frustrated with Google maps, or should say the source thereof. not accurate, not detailed enough.
    Sometimes Yahoo maps are better [don't know the diff in sources of the two]

    What do you guys use to get the best first-level route planning? something that accurately shows rivers, creeks, secondary roads, etc

    z
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  2. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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  3. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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  4. tigrebleau

    tigrebleau Been here awhile

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    I took a look; it's not as good as mapper.acme.com, which shows even small dirt roads.
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  5. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    You can download World Wind for free.

    It has a USGS topo layer and some other cool stuff.
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  6. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    El tigre, you rock....:super

    Folks, if you haven't looked at this one, you need to.

    thanks a million.... this will be my 'home' mapsource for a long time.

    Z :beer
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  7. DBrentMiller

    DBrentMiller Sojourn Chronicles

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    it would be hard to beat Delorme Topo 7.0.

    http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10045&minisite=10020

    Santa brought me a Delorme GPS which included the Topo 7.0 software. The GPS unit is really designed for a lot of things--hiking, biking, autos, motorcycles, boating, etc. I don't think it excels as a navigational unit. You know: turn here, turn there. But, it will tell you where you're at to within a few feet and if it picks up enough satellites, it will tell you your elevation. It tracks very well and displays your speed to the tenth of a mph. The topo map details are incredible, right down to the hiking trails! The maps are on your computer and transferred to the GPS via SD card. You can plan your route on the computer, and then transfer it to the GPS via SD card. They have all the fine detail and more magnification of the Delorme Atlas and Gazateers. I just turned my unit on and zoomed in to it's finest, most detailed view. It's a 10' radius of my location! :eek1 GADZOOKS!

    Brent
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  8. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Nice one! Thanks. :thumb :thumb
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  9. klebel

    klebel Been here awhile

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    You guys crack me up. Acme Mapper uses Google Maps as it's source. :rofl
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