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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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I've been through two of my North Shore Trails maps in the last season due to moisture, and eventually tearing them along a fold by accident. Does anyone know of any good waterproof trails maps for the north shore region, and where they would be available for sale?

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Nikwax makes a product called Map Proof. It's a water based silicone product that comes in 125 ml bottles, for about $10 per bottle and will do about two topo maps.

As well as waterproofing the paper, it also makes the paper more supple and folds don't get ratty and wear through like untreated paper. The applicator tip on the bottle is useless and I just cut the top off and brush it on with a foam brush. the product goes further and applies faster with a foam brush.

The rub is the big price for a little bottle, as we all know that packaging is costly. I wrote the company a few years ago to see if I could buy the product in a larger quantity, like a litre. They replied that it would be available in a 5 gallon bucket for a small fortune, so I dropped the pursuit.

The product is thin and white, like skimmed milk and resembles some of the water based urethane's that are for wood finishes, which I may experiment with on paper.

Any how, if anyone knows a better cheaper way to waterproof paper, let me know. I'm restoring an old summit register from the Golden Hinde and waterproofing it's pages, so it can go back to it's rightful place on the summit.

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Go to MEC. They have a good waterproof north shore map.
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There is a new map available: "North Shore Trail Map". I have been using it quite a bit since last summer and it's great. Waterproof too! Bought my copy at MEC. Here is the info: http://www.trailventuresbc.com/maps/...e-map/map-info
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the Trail Ventures map is highly recommended
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Thanks for the responses!

Clarification on the Trail Ventures map: being GPS based, does that just mean that it's oriented to true north and not magnetic north?

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I think it was made by using GPS equipment. In other words, more accurate and the map appears to be designed for use with a GPS.
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Thanks for the responses!

Clarification on the Trail Ventures map: being GPS based, does that just mean that it's oriented to true north and not magnetic north?

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By definition, lines of longitude on any transverse mercator map of which UTM is a subset are oriented to true north. There would be no point in orienting a map to magnetic north. There are standard procedures for compensating for magnetic north when using a compass to navigate. Not sure what anyone means that a map is gps-based. Gps is just a technology to determine a position in lat-lon coordinates or otherwise, UTM for example. Surveying is another technique to determine position. There are many ways to determine position (e.g. triangulation by backsighting with a compass to known points). Gps is just another variant in the same game. What will you do when your battery dies or China hacks the satellites? You should carry a map, compass and altimeter and learn how to use them. Just a thought.
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By definition, lines of longitude on any transverse mercator map of which UTM is a subset are oriented to true north. There would be no point in orienting a map to magnetic north. There are standard procedures for compensating for magnetic north when using a compass to navigate. Not sure what anyone means that a map is gps-based. Gps is just a technology to determine a position in lat-lon coordinates or otherwise, UTM for example. Surveying is another technique to determine position. There are many ways to determine position (e.g. triangulation by backsighting with a compass to known points). Gps is just another variant in the same game. What will you do when your battery dies or China hacks the satellites? You should carry a map, compass and altimeter and learn how to use them. Just a thought.
I'm not really worried about China hacking satellites but hey, you never know

I always use a map and a compass, and was only curious about the term 'GPS-Based' because it says so on the map's cover.

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