Thanks to someone on this list some months ago I was successful in saving a
TOPO (I have the N. C. set on CD ROM from National Geographic, 2001) as a
JPG graphic in my deed file.
I then imported (or whatever) the graphic using the following Deedmapper
settings under Images: 2012 ft/inch, 112 dots per inch. For my use the
center lat. is 35.37 and the center long. is 81.52.
It does help me at times, but because of the "clutter" I turn the feature
off except for the times I really need it. (Simply click it off under
Images). I also use the roads and streams maps from DeedMapper...keeping
them active all the time.
As I recall, the TOPO graphic came in first as a small blurp to the top left
of my screen and, perhaps, even out of sight. I found it quite by accident,
then by trial and error was able to position it correctly behind the plots.
If there is an archive of this User List's mailings, there is some info
there regarding this. I believe that it was Steve who gave the clues which
worked for me.
Good luck...it's worth the battle (to me) for those times when I really need
to see the TOPO background. (My first approach to this need was with an
acetate overlay as one writer has described. This, too, works well.)
----- 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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