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Re: I Went To The USGS Yesterday

Postby SandStorm » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:03 pm

ManOfTooManySports wrote:Are the maps bought from the office the same heavy stock as before?

The paper is not heavy stock. And yeah, some of the maps from the USGS site are printed to order and sometimes the quality isn't great. Another reason I like the brick and mortar shop.

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Re: I Went To The USGS Yesterday

Postby tomba » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:57 pm

I use Hillmap and CalTopo for printing custom topographic maps. Select map type, zoom to the area of interest, and click the print button to create a printable page. For Hillmap use Abduction Firefox add-on to save the printable page as an image, and then print the image. For CalTopo use large custom paper size and print on standard size paper to get higher resolution maps. Printing CalTopo maps from browser doesn't work well in Safari, but works in Firefox.
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