[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 48, Issue 11
archer at eskimo.com
Thu Jun 12 13:12:25 CDT 2008
On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Earl Needham wrote:
> Ah, OK. Sorry PM7 won't do the job. I guess what you want
> then, would be Xastir -- it allows you to download topo maps from
> somewhere, but I can't remember the specific details. I was using
> Xastir on my laptop, via VMware, but the laptop rolled over and died
> a few months ago. Oh well, that's life I guess.
For those in my area (WA State), I have a loaner copy of all the
topo maps for WA and some of OR. These work in Xastir, giving you
contiguous topo maps: It chops off the white borders, does a
pseudo-rubber-banding of the image from UTM to unprojected format,
and tiles them together. The rubber-banding works quite well for
the 7.5' maps, a bit less so for the 1:100k and 1:250k maps.
I just received the loaner set back this week. If someone needs it
for copying, give me a yell. I have CD's and DVD's available. If
you're in Western WA there's likely somebody near you who's already
borrowed the set and you can copy them off their CD's/DVD's/Hard
drive. Ask on the NWAPRS list and somebody nearer to you might step
These are unmodified USGS DRG topo maps, typically one or two CD's
per lat/lon degree. They're free. I just ask that the loaner set
be returned to me within a reasonable amount of time.
Curt, WE7U. archer at eskimo dot com
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