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Postby petekrz » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:29 am

Hey John,

Do we no longer have access to the topo maps through topozone? i tried a few this morning and they take me to trails.com. the only way to access info on that site is to be a member of trails.com.

Any news on what may be happening?

Thanks,
Pete
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Postby mikeofferman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:45 am

I heard that trails.com bought topozone. Too bad...
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Postby petekrz » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:35 am

i was wondering if that had happened. i guess access to those free maps was too good to be true.
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Postby RyanSchilling » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:45 pm

Ah, too bad! I had a feeling that such a good thing wouldn't last forever. They were serving up a ton of imagery for free, and I doubt their subscription service was covering the bills.

Perhaps John can integrate the site with ACME Mapper?
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Postby RyanSchilling » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:50 am

Well the links seem to be working again, though Trails.com hampers your ability to resize ("available to subscribers only!") and adds a watermark if you click to recenter the map.
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Postby John Kirk » Fri May 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Sorry I missed this thread. As you may have noticed, I built a custom google map links for saddles and summits on the peak profile pages that show 40' contours. I don't like how slow ACME is and it doesn't have the correct coverage for some areas in CA and ME.
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Postby TWorth » Tue May 06, 2008 11:38 am

I'd still like to see a link to the ACME site for each peak, even if it is slow. I prefer the USGS maps over the Google Earth contours. Perhaps there could be two map links for each peak, once to ACME and one to Google Earth page.
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Postby John Kirk » Tue May 06, 2008 12:33 pm

TWorth wrote:I'd still like to see a link to the ACME site for each peak, even if it is slow. I prefer the USGS maps over the Google Earth contours. Perhaps there could be two map links for each peak, once to ACME and one to Google Earth page.


I put in another link for Acme, so you can choose your poison. There are some pretty nasty errors with google maps. Take a look at this page for Navajo Peak 13,409':
http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/pmap.php?Id=392
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