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 Post subject: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 12:26 pm 
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Just tried to download a few free .tif files, and got 404 server not found on all of them. Sad. Hopefully this is temporary. I saw the other recent post about someone leaving them.

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The requested URL /pub/canmatrix2/50k_tif/076/g/canmatrix2_076g16_tif.zip was not found on this server.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 12:31 pm 
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To clarify my post, the website jeffstopos.com is still there. However links to the free downloads are gone. They were working a couple of days ago. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 12:44 pm 
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Interesting. I can download the Algonquin Wall Map ( jpg) but when I went to download Rossport I ran into the same empty .tif file too.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 1:15 pm 
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It looks to me like the source data is what is gone. Jeff didn't create or store these maps. The Jeffstopos.com website just pointed to the maps on the federal Governments Geogratis FTP server.

I guess either the server is down, or the location of the files has been moved. unfortunately, Jeff is no longer with Jeffs Maps so he can't update us or (if necessary) the site.

As an alternative you can use this link:

http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rn ... ex_en.html


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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 1:55 pm 
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My bookmarks to the nrcan site are broken as well. There is a redirect page and poking around it looks like they did some reorganizing in mid-November.

Here's a link directly to the CanMatrix print ready ftp page: http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rn ... anmatrix2/

If you don't know the map numbers here's a link to the index maps: http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/nrcan-rnc ... iso:series)canada-centre-for-topographic-information-series?sort-field=relevance

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 20th, 2017, 4:53 pm 
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unfortunately, Jeff is no longer with Jeffs Maps so he can't update us

So where did he go?


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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 20th, 2017, 6:06 pm 
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http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 22&t=45467

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2017, 11:05 am 
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I have four of Jeff's topos on Avenza. There is an option to email map files which I found here, although I have never used this option and do not know if it will be successful.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 27th, 2017, 1:40 pm 
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It would seem a government reorganization of their website (as recped suggested) is the reason for the dead link.

Here is the link you create when you click on the Download prompt at jeffstopos for Lady Evelyn -

http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/cantop ... 08_tif.zip

It doesn't work.

It would seem that someone at nr.ca has relabelled the folder that the maps are is. It is no longer pub/cantopo/ It has been changed to pub/old_cantopo

Inserting old_ in front of cantopo will make the url work.

http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/old_ca ... 08_tif.zip

Is it worth all the bother? Maybe not! Whoever runs jeffstopos these days will hopefully update the links (s)he is using so that they work again.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: January 27th, 2017, 5:37 pm 
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I really liked how visual and easy Jeff made a topo map search and download.

I made a point of providing links to Jeff's site and various maps in my various trip reports. Lately I've been revisiting the posts and deleting the references to Jeff's maps and making sure that the government website links are up and working. That is always the pain in providing links - you don't have control over them! They come; they go!

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: March 1st, 2018, 4:16 pm 
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It appears Jeff is back. I ran into this post elsewhere but thought I would bring it to this group. It sounds like an improved product and new areas.

https://www.traversing.ca/blog/2018/3/1 ... adventures

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 1:45 am 
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I'm pretty darn late to the game, but hey, better late than never?

@MartinG - Yea. I was going to mirror them, but after thinking about it I figured there was no point. I had a complete backup of all of them anyhow, so even in the worst case I figured I could just step in at a later date and host them if need be. FYI I did host all of the web viewers on the site itself, so they should be there as long as the site.

@true_north - Thanks so much for the kind words :). I was really proud of that site. In my mind's eye that's exactly how things should've worked and, well, if no one else would make it then I figured I would, haha! I really appreciated all your support with the links by the way. I wish they could've lasted in perpetuity - that was the plan of course!

@Open_water - Haha, yuppers. There are two of us now :D

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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: April 20th, 2018, 12:17 am 
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Hey gunnelbob,
Not sure of the exact reason why, but Jeff left Jeff's Maps lover a year ago. However, he is now a partner in a new camping map company called UNLOSTIFY.
Here's a link to the website: https://www.unlostify.com/
Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: April 20th, 2018, 6:40 am 
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Check the wayback machine to see if it has what you are looking for

http://archive.org/web/


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 Post subject: Re: Jeffstopos gone??
PostPosted: April 20th, 2018, 8:07 am 
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I couldn't log into the "Map a Topo" Ont. Gov website yesterday either....the map data would not load

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