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Started by vintage, August 27, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
Quote from: Boyd on August 28, 2013, 05:40:42 AMHow could you possibly make such a generalization?
Quote from: maps4gps on August 28, 2013, 02:19:51 PMvintage - thanks for sharing your opinion with some reasons; an all to rare occurrence. Before I created CA2011 mapset there were numerous posts from people with issues about ease of use and the overemphasis on contour lines. The 'original' CA topo was created for a very specific audience and the author's website stated there was no reason to include data from USGS's GNIS database (which most of us use for POIs). 'hard to read' - not very specific.'Covered with watercourses' - specific location? I have been downloading hydro from USGS for most of this month and noticed USGS is 'improving' the NHD database by adding 'watercourses' which are not on the printed 7-1/2', 1:24,000 topo maps. 'dirt roads are impossible to make out' - not specific enough to offer an opinion.
Quote from: maps4gps on August 28, 2013, 02:19:51 PMbabj615 - I do not think simply saying you 'favor' some mapsets over others without providing your criteria is helpful to possible users, map authors, or those considering becoming authors or sharing their creations.
Quote from: vintage on October 18, 2013, 02:50:14 PMHere are two samples from around N32.59068 W116.71972California Topo:or thiscatopo11The newer catopo11 map has land areas marked for some reason (I have no idea what those are) and lots of watercourses (Hah! This is SoCal, no water really exists except for the rare rainstorm). But note the missing trails.The older California Topo map has all the dirt roads/trails and much easier to read gradients (IMO).Which do you prefer? I think the old map is much better for hiking...Carl
Quote from: -Oz- on October 19, 2013, 11:03:56 AMSadly Garmin doesn't make it very easy to enable and disable layers. My Arizona maps have similar problems because the NHD water data shows water that could be there even though most of the time it isn't. With that said, a lot of people like the boundary information because the type of land you are on is very important to hunters.
Quote from: -Oz- on October 19, 2013, 11:03:56 AMThe weakness, as always, is trails. The data just isn't available in any sort of excellent centralized location or format.
Quote from: -Oz- on October 19, 2013, 11:03:56 AMIt is odd in the screenshot how different the water shows up.
Quote from: maps4gps on November 04, 2013, 02:52:27 PMUnfortunately 6 years of experience has shown that there is no way that a mapset will satisfy everyone's needs. As Boyd's posts have mentioned for the past two years, even Garmin's own mapsets can display radically differently depending on which of their GPSr models it is displayed on.
Quote from: maps4gps on November 04, 2013, 02:52:27 PMHow about 30-40 users becoming active map authors for one or two states each?
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