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maps for Washington Cascades?

Post by Wandering Daisy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm

I am contemplating doing some backpacking in the Cascades next summer and wonder if there is the equivalent of "Caltopo" for Washington. Or any other free map programs.








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Post by rlown » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:01 pm

I don't use caltopo, but I just checked it out and it appears to be able to zoom in on Washington.

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Post by wildhiker » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 am

Caltopo covers the entire United States, all of Canada except the very northern parts, and New Zealand! It even covers the rest of the world using the Google and OpenStreetMap layers.
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Post by balzaccom » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:16 am

Acmemapper dopes the same.
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Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Thanks! Does either Caltopo or Acemapper incorporate recent locations of trails? Or do they just use the USGS 7.5 minute maps, which depending on dates, can have wrong trail locations or trails that are no longer maintained.

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Post by freestone » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Thanks! Does either Caltopo or Acemapper incorporate recent locations of trails? Or do they just use the USGS 7.5 minute maps, which depending on dates, can have wrong trail locations or trails that are no longer maintained.
USGS 7.5 but on the left side of the map in the sidebar labeled pre set layers, you can click on other maps including Forest Service. Also of interest is the Slope Angle Shading map that gives you an idea of how steep the landscape is. The printing possibilities are endless and U Tube is helpful in explaining all the features possible.
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Post by dave54 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Have you used this site?

https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/raster ... states.php

Covers National Forest lands. So the interior of the NP is not covered. If the tiniest fraction of a quad has NF lands, the entire quad is available. Otherwise not listed.
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Post by Wandering Daisy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:24 am

Thanks. I checked out the web site and the maps look good. Too bad it only covers FS land. I have a friend who has done the PCT and she has all the information on that trail, but if I backpack in the Cascades I probably will not spend a lot of time on the PCT- would rather do several loop trips to specific destinations.

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Re: maps for Washington Cascades?

Post by wildhiker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm

Wandering Daisy asks:
Does either Caltopo or Acemapper incorporate recent locations of trails?
In Caltopo, if you click on the top right drop-down menu and then click the checkbox for "Mapbuilder Overlay", it will add the trails and roads from OpenStreetMap onto the USGS topos. I've found these trails reasonably up-to-date for Sierra areas.
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