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Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:32:29 AM »
When trying to open Wisconsin snowmobile trail download all I get is a blank white screen

Boyd

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 05:49:37 AM »
Maybe there was a big snowstorm that covered up all the trails?  ;D

Seriously, that map is not hosted at GPSFileDepot and it looks like the link to the map no longer works. Here is the site where the map is hosted. I suggest that you contact them, since it is their map: http://gpssledmaps.com/

But based on what it says on the home page, it looks like the Wisconsin map is no longer available and you must now purchase their US map

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All of our US state maps have been combined into a single USA map, for the same price of $39.95. Now routable across states too!

Might be a good idea for Oz to change or remove the listing for that map...

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 07:18:24 AM »
Might be a good idea for Oz to change or remove the listing for that map...

I would agree, not only for this map but for any maps that aren't free.  I have no problem with someone wanting to charge for their maps,  but do their advertising on their own site; unless Oz is getting paid to sponsor their link on here.

I have 16 maps on here that I've made for my own personal use and gladly share them, freely, with anyone else they may help.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 07:22:28 AM by eaparks »

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 07:18:49 AM »
http://gpssledmaps.com/ still list the free single state maps on the top of their homepage, maybe they are in the process of working on their website?

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 07:23:30 AM »
I would agree, not only for this map but for any maps that aren't free.  I have no problem with someone wanting to charge for their maps,  but do their advertising on their own site; unless Oz is getting paid to sponsor their link on in.
Maybe you should be aware that it was Oz that posted the link to the snowmobile maps.

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 07:27:18 AM »
maybe they are in the process of working on their website?

Must be, because none of the links on their site under "free maps" work.  None of the links under "support" work either. Then if you go to their forum, all of the posts are from spammers and have nothing to do with maps.  >:( http://gpssledmaps.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6&sid=c055b33edc00e810a61e4df954820e7c

Definitely some issues on that site. All the maps I've posted here are free as well, but I don't really have an issue with people posting commercial maps (although it wouldn't bother me if they went away either). From the beginning, there was always a field where you could fill in the cost of your map when you post it here.

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 07:31:17 AM »
Maybe there was a big snowstorm that covered up all the trails?  ;D

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 08:26:08 AM »
The link for the Free Maps on http://gpssledmaps.com/ still works if you first go to the Forum link and then go to the Free Maps link; then the download is available for the maps.  Unfortunately, it appears the Free Maps link now is charging for all of the maps.

As I've mentioned before, I have no problem with anyone charging for their maps when they've done all the data collecting and compiling and have the expense of advertising.  In the case of GPSSledMaps.com they specifically ask, on their home page in 2 locations, for riders to send their tracks to them so they can include them on their own maps (obviously they want them for free) and  now they are charging for the map.  On their Wisconsin Snowmobile Maps page they state, "The snowmobile trails included were recorded by individual snowmobilers, and then edited and compiled by us." 

When Oz originally posted the link on Aug. 17, 2008, the Wisconsin Snowmobile map was free.  It was not until Dec. 1, 2011 that it appears that they started charging for their maps.

GPSFileDepot is a GREAT site to help others and freely share maps.  How would it be if we all started charging for our maps?  Personally, I think it would loose most of it's interest.  This is why I'm so opinionated about keeping maps and map links off of this website that are not free, and we all know what opinions are worth, HaHa.  Let's keep sharing and helping others with similar interest.

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 08:35:17 AM »
The link for the Free Maps on http://gpssledmaps.com/ still works if you first go to the Forum link and then go to the Free Maps link; then the download is available for the maps. 
Just getting the white page, care to provide a link where one might download?

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »
Here, http://gpssledmaps.com/maps/wi.php and over on the right side are the actual downloads for the maps.  Even though the mentioned above link references Garmin the actual map download appears to be for Magellan.  If you go and click the Garmin link on the left of the page it takes you to the Garmin US Sled Map download.

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 08:56:21 AM »
Here, http://gpssledmaps.com/maps/wi.php and over on the right side are the actual downloads for the maps.  Even though the mentioned above link references Garmin the actual map download appears to be for Magellan.  If you go and click the Garmin link on the left of the page it takes you to the Garmin US Sled Map download.
I'm just getting a white page, the same issue as the original post.


PS: Just checked this link on my iPhone, blank white page...
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 09:00:27 AM by Indrid Cold »

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 09:09:51 AM »
I am getting the blank page also. But if you view the page source, there is definitely something there. Maybe a browser issue, I'm doing this in safari on my Mac.

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 09:12:16 AM »
Yep, browser issue. my old version of Firefox on the same Mac shows the page. Maybe because I have disabled Java in Safari?

Snowrider: are you using Safari on a Mac?

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 09:14:06 AM »
I am getting the blank page also. But if you view the page source, there is definitely something there. Maybe a browser issue, I'm doing this in safari on my Mac.
With all the spam on their forum I wonder if their site has been highjacked, think I'll leave javascript off, don't need any kooties on my workstation  :)
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 09:16:05 AM by Indrid Cold »

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Re: Wisconsin snowmobile trail map
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 09:17:10 AM »
Don't know what to tell you.  Are you opening the "Forum" page first and then going to the "Free Maps" link at the top of the Forum page?  I'm able to get to their download page using the link in my post.
Screenshot (.jpg) of the page.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 09:20:31 AM by eaparks »

 

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