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HH
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      05-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?

There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail enough
once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever. Same with
MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I loose street names.
What I need is something that allow me to select a section and it'll tell me
how many pages it'll come out.

HH


 
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Stan Gosnell
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      05-18-2005, 02:25 AM
"HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in
> multiple pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS
> fails?
>
> There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail
> enough once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever.
> Same with MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I
> loose street names. What I need is something that allow me to select a
> section and it'll tell me how many pages it'll come out.


I think what you want is called an atlas. I don't know of any free ones.

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      05-18-2005, 03:30 AM
Not quite an atlas. Here in Canada, we have maps that comes in a booklet
format. For this coming weekend, I am going away from town and I like to
have some backup maps in case that my GPS fail.


"Stan Gosnell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:3hvie.122168$3V3.121288@edtnps89:
>
>> Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in
>> multiple pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS
>> fails?
>>
>> There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail
>> enough once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever.
>> Same with MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I
>> loose street names. What I need is something that allow me to select a
>> section and it'll tell me how many pages it'll come out.

>
> I think what you want is called an atlas. I don't know of any free ones.
>
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> Regards,
>
> Stan
>
> "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin



 
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Fred
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      05-18-2005, 04:30 AM
If in the US, Delorme has paper map books for individual US states
that are topographic and fairly complete. Prices vary by state, I
believe. Gazetteer series

On Tue, 17 May 2005 23:39:43 GMT, "HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
>pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?
>
>There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail enough
>once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever. Same with
>MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I loose street names.
>What I need is something that allow me to select a section and it'll tell me
>how many pages it'll come out.
>
>HH
>


 
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      05-18-2005, 07:08 AM

"HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
> pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?
>
> There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail enough
> once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever. Same with
> MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I loose street
> names. What I need is something that allow me to select a section and
> it'll tell me how many pages it'll come out.


An A-Z?



 
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      05-18-2005, 03:14 PM

"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> If in the US, Delorme has paper map books for individual US states
> that are topographic and fairly complete. Prices vary by state, I
> believe. Gazetteer series
>
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 23:39:43 GMT, "HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
> >pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?
> >
> >There are lots of web site that give free map but it's not detail enough
> >once zoom out and printing every single page will take forever. Same with
> >MapSource, I can print the maps out but once zoom out, I loose street

names.
> >What I need is something that allow me to select a section and it'll tell

me
> >how many pages it'll come out.


I bought a laminated map that folds accordion style for use when riding my
motorcycle. No weather issues and no bug stains... How much detail do you
need?


 
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      05-18-2005, 07:58 PM
In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
> pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?


myTopo.com will mail custom printed maps to you.
That would require lead time, and they cost $9.95 each, but it might be
worthwhile. My old house was right at the edge of a USGS topo, and I mae
copies, and cut and pasted. I would rather have paid $9.95.


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      05-18-2005, 08:39 PM
"HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Not quite an atlas. Here in Canada, we have maps that comes in a
> booklet format. For this coming weekend, I am going away from town and
> I like to have some backup maps in case that my GPS fail.


An atlas is a book of maps, not necessarily for an entire country. Here
in the US, most, if not all, states provide free road maps for the state.
I understand that Canada doesn't provide free maps the way the US does.
I don't have a good solution for you in that case, but in the US I would
just get a map for the state I'm going to be in. Many states have
welcome centers at the state lines on major highways which give away free
road maps. Getting an interactive map is not easy, though.

Texas is currently installing wifi hotspots in all highway rest stops, so
it will soon be easy enough to do what you want by getting the maps via
the internet, using a laptop or a wifi-enabled PDA.

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      05-18-2005, 09:59 PM
On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:58:20 +0000 (UTC),
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>In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Does anyone knows of a web site which I can go and print maps in multiple
>> pages and carry them with me as a backup in case that my GPS fails?

>
>myTopo.com will mail custom printed maps to you.
>That would require lead time, and they cost $9.95 each, but it might be
>worthwhile. My old house was right at the edge of a USGS topo, and I mae
>copies, and cut and pasted. I would rather have paid $9.95.


I have always been amazed how the USGS knows where people are going,
and arranges that you are always at the edge of a map, and therefore
have to buy two topo maps.

My college outing club cabin is near a map corner, so we ended up with
4 maps mounted in a frame on the wall.

Happy trails,
Gary (net.yogi.bear)
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Geoff
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      05-19-2005, 03:20 AM
Stan Gosnell wrote:
> "HH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:%Eyie.122224$3V3.121308@edtnps89:
>
>
>>Not quite an atlas. Here in Canada, we have maps that comes in a
>>booklet format. For this coming weekend, I am going away from town and
>>I like to have some backup maps in case that my GPS fail.

>
>
> An atlas is a book of maps, not necessarily for an entire country. Here
> in the US, most, if not all, states provide free road maps for the state.
> I understand that Canada doesn't provide free maps the way the US does.
> I don't have a good solution for you in that case, but in the US I would
> just get a map for the state I'm going to be in. Many states have
> welcome centers at the state lines on major highways which give away free
> road maps. Getting an interactive map is not easy, though.
>
> Texas is currently installing wifi hotspots in all highway rest stops, so
> it will soon be easy enough to do what you want by getting the maps via
> the internet, using a laptop or a wifi-enabled PDA.
>


As far as I remember, most Canadian provinces do the same thing, at
similar "welcome" centres, just inside the provincial border on major
routes. The notable exception was Quebec (what a surprise) which
charged 2 or 3 dollars for its map. Solution: don't visit Quebec until
they get the message.

For the OP: depends on which maps you need. I just used some
excellent-detail maps for Japan during a recent visit (though centering
the area of interest was a pain). See the JNTO (Japan National Tourist
Organization) site if this destination is of any interest.

Geoff.

 
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