Free Maps on Multiple Pages?

Discussion in 'Global Navigation Satellite Systems' started by HH, May 18, 2005.

  1. HH

    HH Guest

    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
     
    HH, May 18, 2005
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  2. HH

    Stan Gosnell Guest

    "HH" <> 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.

    --
    Regards,

    Stan

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin
     
    Stan Gosnell, May 18, 2005
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  3. HH

    HH Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9659D9F406189mework@204.52.135.8...
    > "HH" <> 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.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Stan
    >
    > "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin
     
    HH, May 18, 2005
    #3
  4. HH

    Fred Guest

    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" <> 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
    >
     
    Fred, May 18, 2005
    #4
  5. HH

    Mark Hewitt Guest

    "HH" <> wrote in message
    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.


    An A-Z?
     
    Mark Hewitt, May 18, 2005
    #5
  6. HH

    NetworkElf Guest

    "Fred" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> 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?
     
    NetworkElf, May 18, 2005
    #6
  7. HH

    Guest

    In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <> 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.


    --
    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , May 18, 2005
    #7
  8. HH

    Stan Gosnell Guest

    "HH" <> 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.

    --
    Regards,

    Stan

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin
     
    Stan Gosnell, May 18, 2005
    #8
  9. HH

    Gary S. Guest

    On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:58:20 +0000 (UTC),
    wrote:

    >In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <> 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)
    --
    At the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence

    Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
    Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom
     
    Gary S., May 18, 2005
    #9
  10. HH

    Geoff Guest

    Stan Gosnell wrote:
    > "HH" <> 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.
     
    Geoff, May 19, 2005
    #10
  11. HH

    Rob Guest

    Maybe not quite what you're after but try maps.google.com. You can even get
    Satellite photos of most of the US and some of southern Canada.

    "HH" <> wrote in message
    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.
    >
    > HH
    >
    >
     
    Rob, May 20, 2005
    #11
  12. HH

    HH Guest

    Hi, it is same here, once that I show up at the welcome centre, I could pick
    up some maps. But what I wanted to do is to get some free maps and print
    them or put them in the pda in advance in case that there is no welcome
    centre as it's a very small town.

    "Geoff" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Stan Gosnell wrote:
    >> "HH" <> 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.
    >
     
    HH, May 20, 2005
    #12
  13. HH

    HH Guest

    No, I don't need a list of all the streets. I just wanted a map with all the
    street but don't need to have them being listed. Most of the free maps does
    that but I just want them on seperate pages because I lose street name once
    it's zoom out.

    "Mark Hewitt" <> wrote in message
    news:d6epkr$gj3$...
    >
    > An A-Z?
    >
    >
    >
     
    HH, May 20, 2005
    #13
  14. HH

    HH Guest

    I was hoping to get something for free as it's just a backup map in case
    that my GPS fails. 99.9% chance, I won't use it so I'm hoping to don't have
    to spend anything on it.


    <> wrote in message
    news:d6g6os$1d4$...
    > In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <> 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.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ---
    > Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
    >
     
    HH, May 20, 2005
    #14
  15. HH

    HH Guest

    Cool, thanks for letting me know of Maps on Google. Unfortunately, no
    multiple page print out either.

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:NLpje.6491$on1.3783@clgrps13...
    > Maybe not quite what you're after but try maps.google.com. You can even
    > get
    > Satellite photos of most of the US and some of southern Canada.
    >
    > "HH" <> wrote in message
    > 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.
    >>
    >> HH
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    HH, May 20, 2005
    #15
  16. HH

    Gary S. Guest

    On Fri, 20 May 2005 18:57:05 GMT, "HH" <> wrote:

    >Cool, thanks for letting me know of Maps on Google. Unfortunately, no
    >multiple page print out either.
    >

    Still in development, so perhaps sending them a comment will help. I
    have already sent them one about including the distance scale on each
    map.

    Being able to switch between map view and identical aerial view is
    really handy, IMO.

    Happy trails,
    Gary (net.yogi.bear)
    --
    At the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence

    Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
    Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom
     
    Gary S., May 20, 2005
    #16
  17. HH

    Guest

    On Wed, 18 May 2005 21:59:34 GMT, Gary S. <Idontwantspam@net> wrote:

    >On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:58:20 +0000 (UTC),
    > wrote:
    >
    >>In sci.geo.satellite-nav HH <> 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.


    Good grief!!! Are you publicly admitting to making a real
    estate purchase without first checking out the relevant topo map
    requirements??? :)


    I wonder if that explains why property near the center of a
    quad is so much more expensive. :)


    >
    >Happy trails,
    >Gary (net.yogi.bear)
     
    , May 31, 2005
    #17
  18. HH

    Dave Guest

    I support selectable detail in Wissenbach Map3D. (U.S.A. Terraserver
    only)

    Pick the resolution you want and then uncheck the single page print
    box.

    Then use print preview to make sure that you don't get too many pages.

    I've tested this feature up to about a 4x4 foot wall made of 8 1/2 x 11
    topo maps.

    But this is not a web site, this is a program.

    http://www.gpstrailmaps.com/map3d/
     
    Dave, Jun 1, 2005
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