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: Harlan April 24, 2008, 10:32:12 AM
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: steven July 21, 2009, 02:37:23 AM
hi there.
what link is this?i am unable to open..can you send me the procedure how will it open??
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: FlatbowMB July 21, 2009, 09:11:45 AM
They appear to be links to the Canadian Topographic System maps, but I can't seem to get the files to open either.

Here is the link I usually use when I want to print up maps; (
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: Ted July 21, 2009, 09:38:26 AM
I use Harlan's link when I know exactly what I'm looking for.
I just finished (like 2 minutes ago) downloading two more maps.
I always download/save the about 25mb zipped file to my computer then unzip it and just keep the actual map, the tiff file which unzips to about 45mb.

I use FlatbowMB's link when I don't know the exact map by name. with FatbowMB's link you can search by name or by lat/long.

Note:  forgot to mention that once I get the correct map number using FlatbowMB's link, I then use Harlan's to go get the full 1:50,000 topographic map.

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: steven August 10, 2009, 01:27:03 AM
hi all.hey FlatbowMB.thanks for link it's really helpful.. :)
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: middlewoodlands October 16, 2012, 11:33:49 PM
This is the tool I use for a lot of trip planning.
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: campsleder October 18, 2012, 11:46:57 PM
That hill top is one of the better ones I have seen ! Thanks for the onfo !
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: middlewoodlands October 19, 2012, 09:25:13 AM
Yeah Hillmap is great.
You can view side-by-side or one map full screen.
Measure routes and profiles.
Layer topos and satellite images etc..
Import and export gpx files.
Print maps.
One of the coolest things is you can save a map to a http link and work on it later or share it.
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: sethwotten November 07, 2012, 08:57:00 PM
I usually print my own maps on National  Geographic Waterproof inkjet paper. MEC sells this, but you have to call them to request it by mail order because it is not on the website. I usually use Fugawi or Memory map. I used to use Softmap back in the day before they went under.

When I don't have a data set for a particular area, I use the link that Harlan posted. If I'm crossing several map sheets, I can line them up in photoshop, crop the area that I want, and voila...custom made map. I have written on the UTM coordinates using photoshop, but find it must faster to just copy them and any other map data that I need on by hand once it has been printed.

TIP: I have found that quite often the maps output by Fugawi, Memory Map, Softmap, and some of the downloadable scans is not as readable as it should be when it is printed. Most of the time, I get the map as a pdf, bring it into photoshop, and bring down the brightness, up the contrast, and up the saturation. If you play around with it, you can get some really good results!