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    I know there are previous articles about this but my search button wouldnt work tonight. What I am looking for are some topo maps of alaska and dont know where to look. I have looked at google but I want some thing that I can hold in my hand a paper map, or plastic. I know some one had mention where i could purchase all sorts of maps. topos, terrain, private property etc.

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    http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/products/atlas.htm

    Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer published by DeLorme

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    thanks but I already purchased that map but I am looking for something with more detail.

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    You can buy maps from UAF. I use the National Geographic Map program TOPO. It has been well worth the money for me. You can download to GPS and print out whatever area you like.

    http://www.gi.alaska.edu/services/MapOffice/index.html

    http://www.natgeomaps.com/topo_alaska.html

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    USGS has a map store. Do a quick google search for USGS anchorage and you'll probably be able to find info and likely a phone number....

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    Mytopo.com You can customize the map in many different areas to suit your needs. They come in waterproof material and are shipped quickly. I'm very happy with mine and have become a repeat customer.

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    Rancher,

    There's a USGS map store at the APU campus in Anchorage (907) 786-7047. I would suggest the 1:63,360 series. These are one inch to the mile, and will provide the greatest detail available in paper. Both the National Geographic TOPO! program and the Maptech program will do the job for you in terms of GPS interface, 3-D mapping, fly-throughs, gradient calculation, around-the-curve path lengths and full-color printout of custom maps. Personally, for a map-in-hand, I prefer the full-sized USGS 1:63,360, because I get the whole surrounding area. Unless you have a plotter, you can't print 'em that big. So with Maptech and TOPO! you're limited to a whole handful of 8.5 x 11 printouts...

    Also, the river you PM'd me about is in my book "Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers". The entire river is a slow Class I. Hazards are limited to periodic chunks of tundra sod in the channel, and in the lower 2/3 of the river, upstream headwinds. An outboard-equipped cataraft would be a huge help in the lower reaches (cats are more aerodynamic in the wind). The river is over 200 miles long from the upper drop-off to the mouth. There are writeups on it in a handful of other books too, which you should read. I would highly recommend Rene Limeres / Gunnar Pedersen's Alaska Fishing. You get a little about the river, and a ton of info on fishing. Give me a call and let's talk; I pm'd you my numbers.

    Best of luck on your trip!

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    The USGS map store is pretty sweet.

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    Before you go buy any maps why not just get the National Geographic or Delorean map program for a computer? You could have the whole state of alaska and print maps off with a printer at home of any area you wish. I bought the delorean from sportsmans for under $40.00.
    You can customize your map to fit your specific needs with routes and distances.

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    I ordered a map from the Remington website earlier this year, and I was very pleased with the product. You select the size, location, type of paper (waterproof, laminated, etc. http://www.mytopo.com/index.cfm

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    TOPO Alaska Enhanced may be an option to consider but it's $99.
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    I like the http://www.natgeomaps.com/topo_alaska.html mentioned earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKFishOn View Post
    I like the http://www.natgeomaps.com/topo_alaska.html mentioned earlier
    We have that program here on Outdoors Directory, along with the MapTech program.

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    Really? Where is it located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    Really? Where is it located?
    Maptech is in our store AT THIS LINK for $89.95.

    The National Geographic TOPO! software is in our store AT THIS LINK for $49.95.

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    If cost was not a factor, which product is more suited to trip planning and route finding etc.? It seems like they are mostly the same, is there a big difference between the Nat Geo and the Maptech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson's Dad View Post
    If cost was not a factor, which product is more suited to trip planning and route finding etc.? It seems like they are mostly the same, is there a big difference between the Nat Geo and the Maptech?

    Thanks,
    Jay
    I used both of them quite a while ago and there were differences in features that escape me now. Back then I remember thinking it was really a toss-up. But National Geographic has the paper you can buy if you want to print your own maps. I really don't prefer printing my own, because I am used to the 1:63,360 series topos where you get the broad perspective of the whole area. Maybe someone else can weigh in on this with more current experience with the software?

    -Mike
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