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Is it worth getting Topo maps for Long Island (NY)


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I was thinking about purchasing Topo maps for my GPS’r but since I live on Long Island (Highest elevation is a lofty 400ft and that’s in like 2 spots at best) I'm wondering if it’s worth it.

 

I guess I’m just tired of looking at mostly blank screens except for the cache. Even my blackberry can show me the caches over google maps (Cacheberry)

 

Oh I probably should have mentioned that all I use my GPS for is caching.

 

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Topos will often show you details that aren't on other maps that have nothing to do with 1000-foot cliffs. USGS topos are often old, and will show you abandoned roads that don't appear on other maps. Streams, sudden changes of elevation (you may only have 400' hills, but a 100' elevation change over a short distance is important...any information you have about your surroundings is a good thing.

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I guess I’m just tired of looking at mostly blank screens except for the cache. Even my blackberry can show me the caches over google maps (Cacheberry)

Your Triton can do the same. You need to make some custom satellite image maps for your area. http://www.tritonforum.com/Files/Create_Cu...on_RMP_Maps.pdf

 

Im trying this as we speak. It may require a little more time that I have to invest.

 

How are the Nat Geo Topo maps?

 

Thanks

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I just noticed that New York and Long Island is available here now: http://www.maps4me.net/usa/2/ Great free topo vector maps with streets and poi's. There is a small one time registration fee (-$10) for large map files.

 

You can view the NG Topo map for your area here: http://www.topo.com/explore

 

This program is very simple to make your own street maps with OSM image downloads: http://www.tritonforum.com/forum/viewtopic...f=32&t=2933

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