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    Making maps

    Hi, has anyone done this before, wondering if there is a website/app that allows me to upload the routes I've walked in the bush onto a topographic map and print them out? I know you can upload to google earth, but would prefer a topographic map,

    Cheers ben

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    Freshmap is great for this, and more besides. Maptoaster also works, but I find it slow and not as user friendly.
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    Google Earth PRO supports GeoTIFF files. GeoTIFF files are images with all the georeferencing coordinate info built in.

    1. Download Google Earth Pro from here. It's free now. When installing, licence key/password is any email, and 'GEPFREE'.
    2. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/ and create a login.
    3. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/767-nz-topo50-maps/, and click on the orange/yellow '+' sign in the top left to add it to the map. Use the crop and download buttons in the top right to dowload your area of interest. Select TIFF as the download format.
    4. Unzip the resulting file into a folder with a bunch of files.
    5. Open Google Earth Pro and use File/Open to open the 'nz-topo50-maps.tif' file. Google Earth Pro will zoom to that area, and you'll see the topomap overlaid. If you get a pop-up appear about cropping or scaling or super-overlay, just choose one. I chose Super-overlay, and it worked fine.
    6. Add your GPX file(s) to Google Earth the normal way.
    7. Send 7.62x39 SP ammo my way so I can get more goats

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    Wams site also works for this of course, and you can toggle between topo and satellite. Very easy to use.
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    Google Earth PRO supports GeoTIFF files. GeoTIFF files are images with all the georeferencing coordinate info built in.

    1. Download Google Earth Pro from here. It's free now. When installing, licence key/password is any email, and 'GEPFREE'.
    2. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/ and create a login.
    3. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/767-nz-topo50-maps/, and click on the orange/yellow '+' sign in the top left to add it to the map. Use the crop and download buttons in the top right to dowload your area of interest. Select TIFF as the download format.
    4. Unzip the resulting file into a folder with a bunch of files.
    5. Open Google Earth Pro and use File/Open to open the 'nz-topo50-maps.tif' file. Google Earth Pro will zoom to that area, and you'll see the topomap overlaid. If you get a pop-up appear about cropping or scaling or super-overlay, just choose one. I chose Super-overlay, and it worked fine.
    6. Add your GPX file(s) to Google Earth the normal way.
    7. Send 7.62x39 SP ammo my way so I can get more goats

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    That's way harder than the google earth standard? that I have installed. Open google earth, go to topo and download KMZ, it automatically puts it into google earth....just need to move it from temp file to my places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Wams site also works for this of course, and you can toggle between topo and satellite. Very easy to use.
    Stop waming on about it
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