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General Discussion / Map Legend
June 05, 2013, 02:58:38 PM
Some things, such as spg for a spring, are obvious.  But there are some other abbreviations on the topos that aren't so obvious, such as gs (seems to be an island or something?).  Is there a legend somewhere?  Perhaps if these are typical topo abbreviations there might be a web site with them?
Site Support / Donate
May 25, 2013, 12:02:06 PM
I'd like to donate to the cause, after the wonderful maps I've gotten here and the help with my Garmin for issues that I didn't even know it had!

However, when I use the Donate button and choose the United States, the address still insists on my choosing a UK County, rather than a US State.  The amount does show US$ rather than UK currency.  But I don't want anything to get confused.  When the address area is fixed, I'll be happy to contribute.

General Discussion / Routable Maps
May 13, 2013, 10:44:21 AM
I noticed that all of the wunderbar maps on this site are topos, which is great because that's what I use the most.  I was wondering if there are any routable maps also.  I've done a browse, but I don't see them.

I've downloaded a map from the Open Street Map site, but it is only in the unit and not visible in BaseCamp or MapSource unless my unit is plugged in -- in which case those programs are actually reading the map on the unit.  Yes, there are instructions on how to possibly get them to be recognized by MP or BC, but they are excessively complex!  Too bad that they don't have installers like this site uses, but that is their (OSM) issue.

So I was just wondering if I'm missing them or if the real goal of this site is just to handle the great topos.  (Don't think I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth.  I love this site.  Just making sure I didn't miss something; which is possible in my old age...)
General Discussion / Towns / Cities
May 07, 2013, 10:54:58 AM
I really love this site and the maps.  I've downloaded a bunch of them that I will regularly use.  I was wondering about one thing.

I noticed that the topos often do not have town names.  It's not a big deal, because I'll generally use a physical map or my car GPS to get where I'm going and/or know where I'm at.  But I was wondering if either

  • There is something that I'm missing (perhaps a specific zoom level?)
  • Is there an overlay with just city names and/or other government data (county boundaries, etc.)?

In any case it's not a big deal.  But I was just wondering.
Thanks a million!