jackchinook Posted May 1, 2006 Share Posted May 1, 2006 So I've been largely unimpressed with the topo basemaps available and want to get ahold of 7.5' USGS quad-quality maps for display on a Garmin GPSMap CX....and I want to be able to use them outside of National Parks on frequent occasion. Researching this has led me to a method of 'rolling your own maps' using a pretty complex, labor intensive method that I'm still trying to work through - I'm only moderately capable of this sort of stuff . And I don't want to invest in specialized software for converting GIS-type files that will never be used again once I have the files created that I need. So, this leads me to the following questions: Is there somewhere that I've missed where these maps are available? Is it legal? I mean the maps are generated from data acquired legally, for free from the USGS. Are there people out there that are looking for the same stuff that would be into doing some exchanges to cut down on the amount of work to create all these maps...a coop of sorts? I mean 7.5' series maps are available all over the place in digital format! 1000's of people have GPS units that allow downloadable maps. there must be folks like me around, right? Am I missing something? Quote Link to comment
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