Sunday, March 18, 2012

1:24,000 scale Colorado topo maps for Garmin receivers


UPDATE: I’ve posted a more comprehensive set of resources for free topo maps for Garmin GPS receivers.

Above the Timber is about to release DVD’s of 1:24,000 scale topo maps of the Colorado Rockies for Garmin GPS receivers. I call them 1:24K scale maps even though that is a bit of a misnomer. These are digital maps, so the scale changes at each zoom level. However, the data on the screen is based on USGS 1:24,000 scale topo maps, and they show 40 foot contour intervals, as seen in the image shown here.

These are much more detailed than Garmin’s 1:100K-based U.S. Topo maps. And while Garmin does have a 1:24K scale product, it is limited (for the most part) to certain National Park areas.

The Colorado Topo Maps DVD will go on sale around May 1, at a special introductory price of $79.95. While you can “make your own maps,” the process is a bit laborious, so if you are a back country enthusiast in Colorado, this is a pretty good deal.

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