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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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http://srmapps.gov.bc.ca/apps/recst/...s_base_map.htm
I don't know if anyone knows about this site, but it is somewhat like Google Earth. It is stricly for BC, and you cant rotate or zoom in as far as Google Earth (with 3D, you can zoom in far closer if you want just a road map or orthophoto image), but I find that the 3D and sattelite pictures are a bit more accurate. Google Earth tends to muck up the ridges of mountains. And there are no spots with clouds over top of mountains, like Google Earth has. Also, it shows a lot of forestry roads! (not as much as Backroad Mapbook has). All provincial park boundaries are show, but no trails are shown on it. So, it is a very useful instant road mapbook / visual aid.


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I've noticed that the roads shown are very accurate,unlike some popular books or the old topos.
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I found that the closest you can zoom in with the "hillshade" (3D) is a scale of 1:100,000. The closest you can go with the orthophoto is 1:30,000. And you can zoom in as close as you want with just the plain map.

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Yes! I like that the ACTIVE roads are well represented!


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I got down to 1/9211 in Orthophoto layer looking at Tenquille Lake area. Amazing detail.

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This site is decent as well. You can get topo, roads, powerlines, gaslines etc..http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/bmgs/airphoto/IMF/Index.htm
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Rather than use the rec sites map, why not just use the main BC Basemap itself at http://maps.gov.bc.ca ?

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It looks like the roads on the rec sites map are more complete than on BC basemap. However, no contours are available. Are they using different databases? - the interface application is certainly the same.
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I think it depends what scale you access the data at, which roads you see. On the Basemap anyways.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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GUESS WHAT! NOW TRAILS ARE SHOWN TOO! AND THEY ADDED TOPO LINES IF YOU ZOOM IN! (contour lines don't have a set scale, but you can still tell where it gets steeper!) YAY! FREE TOPO AT ANY SCALE, ANYWHERE IN BC!!!

http://srmapps.gov.bc.ca/apps/recst/...s_base_map.htm

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