Aug 28, 2008 at 8:49 pm #1230912
John S.BPL Member
Here is another way (in addition to libremaps.org) to get free topo maps. At the USGS store, click on Map Locator (four products down) and follow the directions on the right side of the page. It will allow you to download free quadrangles in high resolution pdf.Aug 28, 2008 at 9:57 pm #1449085
That is a good one. Thank you!Aug 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm #1449194
I just tried to access the USGS store and got a Code 403 Access Denied(You do not have access to this resource) message. Any ideas, or maybe I'm on the cyber equivalent of the "NO FLY" list? Ay Carramba!!Aug 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm #1449196
Chris WBPL Member
Tom, it could be that someone who previously leased the IP you now have from your ISP got it banned at the site.Aug 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm #1449198
John S.BPL Member
On my mac os 10.3.9 with firefox 2.0, it won't redirect properly so I get an error, but when trying again it goes through. This happens everytime so far. My work Windows pc has no problem.Aug 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm #1449203
Chris MorganBPL Member
@chrismorganLocale: Southern Oregon
You have to enable third party cookies when using firefox.Aug 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm #1449211
I'm puzzled then, because I'm on Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and use Internet Explorer. Go figure. My darker angels say it's Homeland Security…Now I'm getting paranoid, because I'm supposed to fly down to California for a backpacking trip next week. Gulp.
How would I go about finding out if that is the case? My ISP is AOL.Aug 30, 2008 at 6:32 am #1449249
@mad777Locale: South Florida
This site has always worked well for me both at home on Windows service pack 3 with Internet Explorer 7 and at work on whatever windows antequated stuff the administator will allow.
BTW, the add-on toolbar, GeoPDF, is worthwhile. It will give you coordinates in any immaginable system you select and you can measure distance and area in any units, etc.Aug 30, 2008 at 11:30 am #1449281
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
There are other resources through which to access the USGS Digital Map Store. Try this one:
If you're bored and want to look at some other mapping resources I have a small collection of links at del.icio.us:
I'd welcome suggestions – perhaps since I provided response to the original reason for the thread I could poach it and ask for links to other mapping resources.Aug 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm #1449289
Works like a charm, Sam. Many thanks.
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