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Free Topographical Maps of Anywhere

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Here is an awesome website I found which allows you to use google maps to select a location, zoom as much as you want and generate a Topo map which you can then print out and use in your Bug Out System or for just everyday hiking etc.

 

http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/topo-maps.shtml

 

Just navigate to where you would like a map of then click "MyTopo" on the upper right of the google maps frame. Then click on either Landscape or Portrait under the google map frame and your browser will up a new tab with your custom topo map for you to print out.

 

I have numerous maps in my BOB of my families houses, work, home, and bug out location. I am going to be working on making a more complete map collection and laminate them, 3 hole punch, and put them into a 3 ring binder to keep in my vehicles and at home.

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Flooding is a major potential disaster, so is a major consideration for relocational preparedness.

Thus, a location on high ground is particularly important, and topographical maps are very useful for this purpose. However, just high ground is not enough. It's also important to research any upstream dams, unreliable levees, and landslide-mudslide hazards (esp. in rugged regions.)

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Flooding is a major potential disaster, so is a major consideration for relocational preparedness.

Thus, a location on high ground is particularly important, and topographical maps are very useful for this purpose. However, just high ground is not enough. It's also important to research any upstream dams, unreliable levees, and landslide-mudslide hazards (esp. in rugged regions.)

Just so. Around the Phoenix area there are earthen dams out in the middle of nowhere. Looks strange, especially from the air. What these dams are for is to halt flash floods in the rainy season. I wouldn't want to build downhill from one or camp uphill from one. Flooding is no fun.

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I wonder if it would be possible to save the maps to a flash drive and have them printed on a larger scale at Staples or one of the other printing businesses, using a plotter printer like they use for blueprints?

Thanks for the site.

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I wonder if it would be possible to save the maps to a flash drive and have them printed on a larger scale at Staples or one of the other printing businesses, using a plotter printer like they use for blueprints?

Thanks for the site.

It appears that when you click on the Landscape or Portrait links, it opens another window. If you right-click on the image in the second window and then select 'View Image', it reloads with just the image in the window. You can then save that by, right-clicking on the image again and selecting 'Save Image As'. Save it as a .jpg, should be the default choice, copy it to a flash drive and you're done.

 

As a side note, I really need to learn how to read a topo map...

 

ETA: You could also save them to a phone or touchpad for use later as well.

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1st post to this site. Hi everyone. I came across this site http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/soilweb_gmap/ through J. Wesley Rawles site at http://www.survivalblog.com/ and it gave me a lot of info about land that I might or might not find useful for retreat purposes, for example farming/raising livestock. It sure would be nice to be able to plant that container of heirloom seeds and have something actually produce a crop. I just thought that this might also be a consideration along with topograph of area.

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love this thread you people have got brains

go a step further laminate your maps nothing worse than holding a limp one also make how to make chemicals like MMS and chlorine vinegar alcohol and other useful chemicals certain animal traps a picture is worth a thousand words.

temps for distillation diagrams of how to build a solar still, dehydrator other stuff print front and back

 

get survival cards different sets edible plants with pics Morse code tips and tricks rope and knots

laminated of course in other words play with yourself and learn something while doing it cards I mean..........

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I was able to save the maps of my emergency escape to my iphone and a DVD. Watch out for the map format, before your download selection as some are more of a picture than a Topo layout.

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