I can understand your reluctance to pursue map resources anymore now that after all the excellent work you put into the MOBAC project, the big corporate guns have ripped the rug out from under you and bound your hands.nwbrian wrote:http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/index.html
US Topo maps are available free on the Web through the USGS Store. Each map quadrangle is constructed in PDF format with geospatial extensions (GeoPDF®) format from key layers of geographic data – orthoimagery, roads, geographic names, contours and hydrographic features
If GeoPDFs have "Interactive capabilities with Google Maps®", can they be used as an open data source for MOBAC?r_x wrote:Not without explicit permission by the map map provider.
http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/index.html says US Topo maps are available free on the Web through the USGS Store. THAT IS EXPLICIT PERMISSION FROM THE MAP PROVIDER. I just went to http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/ustopo_feedback.html and asked...
"Are USGS digital topo maps in GeoPDF format able to be parsed into map "tiles" for use with GPS devices for backcountry navigation? Are you aware of any resources that offer free USGS map "tiles"? Thanks"
I'll post their response when I get it.
I am not a developer so I don't know what else to ask. Can you step up to the plate now r_x?