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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default Where do people get their Topo maps?

Im looking to buy topo maps, where do you guys get yours from?
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I usually photocopy mine from libraries. You can fit as much of a map as you really need on one 11 x 17" sheet. And it only costs the price of photocopying. I believe you can also buy/order topos from crown publishing. I haven't bothered with that myself though as I would end up trashing the maps.
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I don't buy topo maps, I make them. At work I use GIS and have access to all the Provincial database--contours, ortho and satellite imagery, etc. I've made maps as large as 1:5000 scale with 5 metre contours and with airphoto backgrounds--unbeatable for routefinding. Ive spent many a lunch hour making maps for myself or the hiking club....
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You can download scanned copies of any NRC topo map from here:

http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geograti...d/scanned.html

Similar to the photocopy tip above, just download the map you're interested in and print out the small area that you need. Most image viewing programs will do the trick.
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I get mine here:
http://www.itmb.com/

you can visually select the map and order it online. they are located in vancouver
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You can also get some good topos here:

http://trail.brijn.nu/

Register (for free) and get the option to print MEGA-MAPS!!!
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You can download scanned copies of any NRC topo map from here:

http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geograti...d/scanned.html

Similar to the photocopy tip above, just download the map you're interested in and print out the small area that you need. Most image viewing programs will do the trick.
PaulB, that's a fantastic resource! I didn't realize that the complete set of 1-50,000 topos was available online. Thanks very much for the link!

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Geological Survey of Canada
625 Robson Street
Vancouver
tel: 604-666-0271

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Mountain Equipment Coop
130 West Broadway
Vancouver
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Thank you all for the links and places to get topos....Very much appreciated!
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Thank you all for the links and places to get topos....Very much appreciated!
Great sources, I see some new links I am unfamiliar with and will check out.

I am a heavy user of:
http://trail.brijn.nu/showmap.php?la...pMail=&mapWRT=

You can vary the scale as you please: 1 km per side of map, to 40 or more km per side.

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E-Topo has a nice program , but costs extra for GPS link.

Garmin Mapsource is what I'm using with some nice map paper.

MEC has the big paper maps.
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The map store on Broadway, between Ash and Cambie, if you want to pay.
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