Here is another idea. The federal government has an online site where you
can download topo maps for anywhere in the country and you can zoom in and
out to several different scales.
Here is the url: http://geonames.usgs.gov/
Oh, and for what it is worth you can flip between the topo map and an aerial
or satellite photograph of the same place and scale that you selected in the
topo. I use it all the time and it is a wonderful tool. I have found
cemeteries by looking for fields with unusual driveway patterns and you can
even see the white lines in the highways.
As to how to scale it to DeedMapper I suspect that you could manipulate it
with Photoshop or some such photo editing software to scale it to an exact
size you need. The images are jpg's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter and Connie Bradish" <bradish(a)attglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:21 PM
Subject: [DMU] NGS and Delorme TopoQuad maps question
I'm new to the group even though I've had DeedMapper for 4 years. I've
just started to seriously use it and am interested in whether anyone has
any experience with using either the National Geographic Society's topo
map programs (they sell for about $100 per state) or Delorme's TopoQuad
maps (basically the same price).
Has anyone tried capturing images from either of these programs and
been successful in using the results? If so, am I better off using the
maps from Direct Line Software or scanning a purchased USGS map?
My initial reaction is that resolution and scaling the map image
properly to work with DeedMapper would be the key to whether it would be
worth using the above mentioned topo map programs or not. They aren't
cheap, but if they work well maybe they would be worth it if one has
enough M&B plots in one state to justify it.
Thanks for your efforts and time in replying or commenting.
Take care all... Pete
Peter and Connie Bradish <bradish(a)attglobal.net>
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