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    Default fishing for web-topo maps

    Does anyone know where I can use a decent website with topo maps similar to topozone (it went to pay subscription ($50) and I don't use it that much to make it worthwhile)?

    Thx

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    It's not as good, but it's free

    http://terraserver-usa.com/

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    Default DRG Quad Maps

    Try this for USGS DRG (digital raster graphics) maps:

    http://agdc.usgs.gov/data/usgs/geoda...drglist_A.html

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    This is what your looking for. Have fun.
    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/
    It's a direct extract from paper charts and allows you to zoom in. Very detailed.

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    Default Another one...

    http://maps.google.com - topo map feature (although not greatly detailed)
    "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city." ~ Proverbs 16:32

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    Default Try this

    www.maptech.com

    Pretty much the same thing as topozone but also has nautical charts. Actually better than topo. tech will give you real time Lat/Long.

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    Um, the link I posted is free.

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    I think the best way to look at topos is using Google Earth and DDS Mapfinder (www.usgsquads.com for the download). They're both free.

    You can use google earth as normal, but when you get to where you want to overlay a topo, just click the box and there it is! You can compare topos and satellite imagery, it's a great tool, and I like it better than Terraserver....you can tilt and get the 3D effect in Google Earth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Dustoff View Post
    www.maptech.com

    Pretty much the same thing as topozone but also has nautical charts. Actually better than topo. tech will give you real time Lat/Long.
    http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/

    Far better than maptech's nautical charts, larger area displayed, and you get the whole chart and can zoom in and out at will

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfood View Post
    http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/

    Far better than maptech's nautical charts, larger area displayed, and you get the whole chart and can zoom in and out at will
    Oh no fair. I posted that link first. Give me my props darnit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chauvotsm View Post
    Oh no fair. I posted that link first. Give me my props darnit.
    Indeed you did, great minds think alike though, eh

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    Default I use both

    I use the free Maptech Chart Navigator Viewer and download the charts from the NOAA website. You can download, for free, all the paper charts in raster (.bsb) format. It is the same detail that is included in the paper charts. You also have the ability to print 8 x 11 paper packets of the chart. Works pretty easy. You can also set icons or waypoints for download to your chartplotter. You can also supply Lat and Long numbers to mark a spot. I use it for looking over a new area to try and find some fish prospecting holes and to identify some protected anchorages in case I need them in a hurry.

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    Google "acme mapper". With it, you can toggle between the satellite view (from google earth) and the appropriate scale of USGS map. Zoom control is not as friendly as google earth, but the panning and toggling between satellite and topo is outstanding. Pretty hamn-dandy for hunting, to say the least.

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    Default no topos on maptech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Dustoff View Post
    www.maptech.com

    Pretty much the same thing as topozone but also has nautical charts. Actually better than topo. tech will give you real time Lat/Long.

    well fiddle dee dee:

    Maptech is showing me nothing but black when I press the topo map. Is it working for you all? I tried a few locations like cordova, kuiu island, and such. Not showing any topos. Is it me or has the site changed?

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