[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 49, Issue 13

Brett blisterfree at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 21:17:23 CDT 2011


Scott-

I think it's fair to say you've become the Steve Jobs of long trail mapping projects. Too bad the Continental Divide Trail is still running Windows!

Of course, we all know the deal. The CDT isn't a singular entity, historically and hopefully forever in spirit. Jonathan Ley's painstaking work over the years tells this story and supports it, this role of the trail being a catalyst for one's own unique adventure along the Divide. 


Yours is the elegant solution, and the digital base maps and all the cross-referenced information is as good as opium for the hardcore map addict. But Jonathan's efforts are grounded in the reality of the CDT experience, down and dirty, open to whim and fancy, binary-defying, rife with uncodifiable messiness but perfect for the human brain, or at least the brain of a CDT hiker. 

Still, one is left to wonder what would come of it, if we could put Thomas Edison and Pablo Picasso together in the same room with a common goal!

- blisterfree




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>Today's Topics:
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>   1. CDT Digitzed Base Maps (Scott Parks)
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>Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:23:23 -0700
>From: Scott Parks <public at postholer.com>
>Subject: [Cdt-l] CDT Digitzed Base Maps
>To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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>Soooo, Friday I got home and downloaded some DEM data for the CDT and 
>then let the 'puter crank out 319, 1:40K scale, hill shaded, 8.5x11 
>maps, using Ley's trace. They have elevation profiles, too.
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>The important thing to note is digitized base maps mean uniformity in 
>colors, style, fonts, units of measure and NO seams from rasters being 
>stitched together.
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>Here's all of Colorado:
>http://postholer.com/mapbooks/preview.php?trail_id=2
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>These maps are created from the latest data possible. 2006 land cover, 
>current hydrology data, USFS Topo and DEM data, etc. They have mileage 
>markers every mile. No way points or resupply data in the legend as I 
>don't have any CDT resupply data, yet. I'll get around to doing that later.
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>There are 5 types of land cover, bare ground, shrub, deciduous, mixed 
>and evergreen. Bare ground is white, evergreen is the darkest green. 
>Find me another map set that doesn't use 40 year old land cover.
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>This is the same process used for the postholer PCT Pocket Maps Books.
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>Gee, sure wish I had a current trail trace. I'd create the most awesome, 
>CURRENT set of CDT maps around! And of course I'd make those maps, any 
>scale or paper size, freely available to the trace owner. ;)
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>-postholer
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