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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 11:20 am 
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Hi,

Thanks, this has been quite useful to me. I did not realize these geo-TIFF's were available, as the NRC site is not exactly user-friendly. I do not use them in Google Earth, but rather in another GIS program I happen to have. Very useful for planning trips.

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2017, 2:15 pm 
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THANK YOUUUUU

I spent ages trying to extract data from the Natural Resources website and ended up with nothing useful. I had imported the topo grid but couldn't figure out how to get the map data as an overlay.

You, sir, are a Certified Genius Map Nerd despite claiming otherwise.

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2017, 4:09 pm 
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Thanks Tearknee!


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PostPosted: December 9th, 2017, 8:31 pm 
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MartinG wrote:
How do you print scaled drawings in Gmap4?



MG---to answer your question from a long time ago, here is what i see on my screen. I think that's what you mean by a 'scaled map'. The drop down menu shows a varity of choices for a grid The display of the track is admittedly 'awkward'. I can just print that out using Firefox, for e.g.
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PostPosted: December 10th, 2017, 8:21 am 
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Thanks Wotrock,

I was curious if Gmap4 had a function for printing maps to a specific scale. For example print me a map on 8 1/2 x 11 at 1:64000. Now you have a piece of paper where an inch on the map equals a mile on the ground.

Caltopo has this feature and it is slick. You can print PDF's at all kinds of different scales to different sizes of paper. For example a 1:25000 Toporama map on 11x17 paper. The maps can also include a grid (lat/long, UTM, custom... ), declination, legend etc.

Unfortunately, this feature is now only available for paid members. Lately the Canadian layers seem to be hit and miss on Caltopo too. Sometimes they just don't seem to want to load up. Caltopo seems mostly interested in the US West.

It would be great if Gmap4 or other mapping sites added this functionality.


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2017, 9:10 am 
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Now I see what you mean, MG. For my purposes I don't much care about the exact scale as long as there's a grid shown, although I prefer something close to 1/50000

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