Re: Download Maps
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 13:40:17 -0600
I am not sure of the need for the maps, but I do recommend the DeLorme CD
maps. There are a couple of versions. The less expensive is Street
Atlas USA. It is somewhat a misnomer as it is really a topographic map
of the whole US on one CD. It does cover gravel roads, railroads, water,
etc. It does not have contours or buildings, however. For travel and
directions, it is great. The higher class map is Map Expert which can
have overlays and, best of all, has a software connection for use with a
GPS unit. I use this one with a GPS in my vehicle creating a display on
a notebook computer of exactly (well, almost, with GPS slight intentional
inaccuracy) where I am at any time I travel. I can zoom in and out at
will, down to very close street detail. The Map Expert CD does not seem
to be around in many stores. It is a bit expensive, but I did get it as
an upgrade from Street Atlas. I think the Expert sells for around $400,
but as an upgrade, it was around $150. This whole concept gives a
different perspective of map reading.
SM, Troop 7
On Thu, 21 Mar 1996, Bill Schoonmaker wrote:
> Peter Van Houten asked, "Is there a source (ftp or web-site) where we can
> download maps of specific areas?"
> The short answer is ... No.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City