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    Where to get topo maps?

    I just started getting into adventure racing and want to practice reading topo maps. Where is the best place to find similar maps to the ones you would get in an AR?

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    Of the whole forest?? Had to say it!!
    Check out the USGS website. USGS - Topographic Maps
    For an app, check out "My topo maps"
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    I use a couple Tom Harrison maps from REI for backpacking.

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    Some REI's have the ability to print you a topo map of wherever you want. They are a little spendy, but durable. I've had good luck with them for backpacking.

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    You can get the USGS topo map files for free here:

    Libre Map Project - Free Maps and GIS data

    There are a couple of map programs that are pretty widely used that have topo lines as well. National Geographic has one, and I use the Delorme Topo 7 program.

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    USGS has the whole US of A (I know I'm not the first to tell you)
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    ACME Mapper is your friend, with one-click map type selection.

    ACME Mapper 2.0

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    Tons of options. The usgs site has old legacy topos AND the updated USTopo maps for free

    www.mytopo.com can make custom maps for you in different sizes and you can get them waterproofed

    I use Topofusion on my computer for different map types, ride planning, and GPS file management

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    check your local surveyour store. the local one has a bunch of maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    check your local surveyour store. the local one has a bunch of maps.
    judging by your spelling, you're not in the USA...those places are closing here rapidly. there aren't many left.

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    You can also get Google Earth USGS overlays for most areas. I'd have to look around for it but ...here..
    https://www.google.com/search?aq=0&o...r+google+earth

    As for ones in print there are dozens of places but once again USGS is probably a good bet.

    I noticed you are planning on coming to WNC, local bike shops have mountain biking specific maps that may be as or more helpful.

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