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General => While on the Road => Topic started by: Stephane on February 20, 2010, 05:48:39 PM

Title: How to get free 1/250,000 and 1/1,000,000 maps covering the whole world?
Post by: Stephane on February 20, 2010, 05:48:39 PM
You can have a free (and legal!), very detailed map for every corner of almost every country on the planet...indefinitely, right on your computer!

It will take only a couple minutes, just follow these three simple steps:

Note that the maps file, by default,  will be opened in the temporary section of "my places" so it will disappear when you close Google Earth. If you want it to stay there, once opened, just drag it to "my places". Then check or uncheck it to view it or hide it. Also, keep in mind that some of these maps may be outdated.

If you love maps like I do, you will ABSOLUTELY love this application!

Of course, once on the road, there is nothing like a paper map. Remember, CycloCamping.com is constantly expanding its inventory of maps in order to provide the best selection of Maps suited for Bicycle Touring (http://www.cyclocamping.com/products.asp?cat=85)

This is a snapshot of the Goolge Earth screen you will get after you check the "US Army maps" box:

(http://www.cyclocamping.com/articles/google_earth_snapshot (Small).JPG)


Enjoy...
Title: Re: How to get free 1/250,000 and 1/1,000,000 maps covering the whole world?
Post by: On Two Wheels on February 21, 2010, 03:25:49 AM
What a perfect add on to Google Maps.

Thanks Stephane.