Matching map section from online services
May 15, 2022 at 9:06 pm #3749436Jeremy WBPL Member
Does anyone know of a way to automatically ‘map’ sections of a trail when you zoom in online using a service like alltrails, or gaia? I’d like to zoom in and print out a map, but at a zoomed in scale AFAIK you have to manually link the sections together by sight / estimation.May 15, 2022 at 11:49 pm #3749446Brian TBPL Member
It’s not automatic but CalTopo does let you layout and setup multiple pages at a time. Still a manual process but about the best option I have come across.May 16, 2022 at 6:35 am #3749470matthew kModerator
I’m not sure what the original question is exactly but I print out my pages from Caltopo like Brian shows. I think carefully about overlap and try to ensure there are landmarks visible on each page (peaks ideally).
Additionally, I often rearrange the pages carefully in the PDF before printing double-sided. I try to avoid having adjacent maps printed on the back of the previous page so that I can overlap two maps in the field.May 16, 2022 at 9:57 pm #3749567Jeremy WBPL Member
So do you need to have a subscription beyond free in caltopo to do the multi-page layout?May 21, 2022 at 3:23 pm #3750082NoCO-JimBPL Member
Caltopo…. Free Printing, 8-1/2×11 up to 200 dpi….one page at a time.May 24, 2022 at 10:45 am #3750277Brian TBPL Member
You do not need the Pro version to do multi-page printing. You don’t even need to login, just go to caltopo.com and start mapping. However, you will be limited to page size (8.5×11) and detail (200 dpi).
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