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 Post subject: Hillmap
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:03 pm 
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I'm sure many of you know about this site, but for those who don't: http://www.hillmap.com/

FANTASTIC route planning site.


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:02 pm 
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greg.doctor wrote:
I'm sure many of you know about this site, but for those who don't: http://www.hillmap.com/

FANTASTIC route planning site.


+1


Love it. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:04 pm 
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I've been experimenting with it and it's definitely cool.

Any tips on sizing things up correctly for printing? I haven't got that wired yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:42 pm 
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FANTASTIC route planning site.



fkn A, this thing is the shizz, awesome how you can do side-by-side terrain and map.


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:33 am 
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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Awesome resource Greg.

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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:06 pm 
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An equally valuable website right here: http://www.mytopo.com/index.cfm


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:16 am 
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http://topofusion.com/

Hillmap looks cool, thanks.

I have been using this program for years and like the way I can manage my gps files. Free topo maps for Canada too.


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
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prior_rider wrote:
http://topofusion.com/

Hillmap looks cool, thanks.

I have been using this program for years and like the way I can manage my gps files. Free topo maps for Canada too.


Looks useful. Wish there was a version for mac.


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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:19 pm 
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greg.doctor wrote:
An equally valuable website right here: http://www.mytopo.com/index.cfm


Yeah, I just paid for the map pass from mytopo. I like it pretty well, can print custom maps with framed UTM/lat/long/ scale info, just a little sluggish. I love HIllmap.com but haven't had much luck printing. So I started looking elsewhere but have not been able to find any reasonable GIS software for mac. TerraGo toolbar is a plugin for adobe acrobat/ reader which should allow manipulation of USGS pdf topos but it's only available for, you guessed it, Windows.


I wanted to try out topo fusion, I even thought about using parallels or the like so I could run it on a virtual windows machine but that's a hassle.

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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
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Use hillmap quite a bit. Google earth can do most of the stuff too. Id use hillmap more if i could overlay LINZ Topo maps so i tend to use earth more but i find the path plotting is better on hillmap.

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 Post subject: Re: Hillmap
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Last year, when this thread first popped up, I thought, "Cool. Side by side topo & imagery. About as useful as MyTopo." I bookmarked it and played around for a while.
Apparently in Feb, they went through a revamping. It's fuggin' amazing now.

Tours, El. profiles, drag-n-drop kml integration. Yay. NBD. Seen it before. :sleepy:

I just discovered 'points' and overlays.
Points - It takes el. data within a given radius and interpolates aspect and slope. Perfect for post-hoc snowpit reporting. Once you have your point, there are two buttons: NOAA - weather forecasts for that location, at that altitude (no more hunting around for your desired plot on the tiny NOAA map); AND Peakfinder.org - takes you to a site which interpolates surrounding el data from that location into a horizon and identifies peaks in panorama. :shock: BTW, they have an app which works offline.
Overlays - just like it sounds and here are some your options...
*SNOTEL - remote snow depth and density data. (Hunt for pow from your living room).
*NOAA integration - Weather forecasts for that specific point and altitude
*CalTopo slope - Gradient, color coded slope-angles super imposed onto your topo map: green (< 26°), yellow & orange, red (35–40°), purple & blue, and black (>60°). *I need a 'Jaw drops to floor' smiley*
You can instantly find the safest or gnarliest route. :drool:

I don't know what else to say.
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