Nat Geo Topo quads

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Nat Geo Topo quads

Post by johnhens » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:40 am

For those who like quads, you can now print topo quads from National Geographic. More info: http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads

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Post by MikeT » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:15 am

Very nice and handy access from anywhere. Thanks for posting John!
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Re: Nat Geo Topo quads

Post by johnhens » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:07 am

MikeT wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:15 am
Very nice and handy access from anywhere. Thanks for posting John!
I spend way too much time looking at quads!!!!


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Re: Nat Geo Topo quads

Post by Midwest Ed » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:14 pm

NATGEO does a good job of cleaning up and enhancing these maps. I wonder why they haven't processed all of them. Windigo and Feldtman Lake are simple scans of original. Cartography is a passion. I could spend hours studying almost any map, the older the better.
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Re: Nat Geo Topo quads

Post by DonNewcomb » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:46 pm

Older maps were works of art. New maps are works of computer. I used to hang charts and maps on my walls because they were so beautiful to looks at. I remember talking to a NOAA cartographer who described the painstaking work of charting hundreds of individual pilings with a drop-compass.

Anyway, USGS has scans of most quadrangles available as GEO-PDF files. Here's the link to the metadata for the WIndigo Quadrangle. https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/ite ... 8121c894b1

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