Re: DV map recommendation
Posted by Thom on November 10, 2001 at 14:42:16:
In Reply to: Re: DV map recommendation posted by dave on November 08, 2001 at 23:35:45:
Maps such as these are fairly handy, but tend to have the lesser known routes missing. I.e. the free download lacks South Park road. I realize this is a free download, and may be stripped of some info (like the contours).
For $150, www.maptech.com offers high resolution digital version the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles on CD. I "appropriated" one-third of the set for SoCal (5 cd's). The detail of the 7.5 minute quads doesn't get much better, and the maps come with modest gps and mapping software, too.
I have been using it to compare favorite campsites with amateur radio repeater locations to determine if I have line-of-sight conditions.
It's been working well so far. If I had a laptop it would be awesome with my gps.
Also, you can purchase portions of the State, or Parks for less than the full $150.