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#62677 - 03/24/06 01:15 AM Re: Topo Map Software
tfisher Offline

Registered: 01/29/01
Posts: 186
Loc: Illinois, USA
Very true it is expensive, sometimes they run a $99.00 perstate sale. I have Illinois and Indiana.

There are some quirks in Terrain Navigator Pro that I Don't like. the file system is strange some drawing features are a pain. But for the most part It works well in a SAR environment.

I have used Delorme and Street Atlas and National Geographic, I guess NG was the best of the three for me. But the user interfaces and no UTM, limited printing was a dissappointment.

Even our $30,000 GIS system at work is not perfect. All I can suggest is try before you buy if you can.
If you want the job done right call "Tactical Trackers"

#62678 - 03/24/06 03:38 AM Re: Topo Map Software
AyersTG Offline

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
Looks like Delorme version 6 will not ship until May, so I'm personally cooling my jets for a while. I asked them about upgrade and the reply, while prompt, was less than I expected: If you purchase a Delorme product that is updated within 30 days of your purchase, they will offer you a discounted purchase offer on the new version. Nothing specific.

ESRI product at work - like ARC View, maybe? I use that at work, but am waiting for IS to install the latest version. I don't enter data or maintain data, though - just an executive user. Database design and maintenance is the real work behind the scenes... and the real expense. I probably give our IS staff nightmares... nah, not really.


#62679 - 03/24/06 01:11 PM Re: Topo Map Software
Nomad Offline

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 473
Loc: Just wandering around.
I have loaded both DeLorme Street Atlas and Topo to my HD. Have the entire US for both map sets. I don't remember the steps, but it was very simple. Seems like I ran another program called the extractor which asked me which maps I wanted. I clicked US and it put it all on the HD. Works great.

...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

#62680 - 03/24/06 02:56 PM Re: Topo Map Software
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2035
Loc: NE Wisconsin
While you're waiting, check this out. I've never used it, but it says it is free and looks kind of cool.



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