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jbird
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 2:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

so what do people use for topos? print them from online? order them mail order?
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sundown
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Post Number: 161
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Jayburd

Some use Toporama

I use nrcan...google "ontario base maps OBM"

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brian
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Post Number: 703
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I use the real McCoy. None of those little squares taped together, then treated with chemicals so they don't run like a nose suffering bad allergies.
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tess
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Post Number: 75
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

http://www.fedmaps.com/index.htm

I buy mine from this site...I've always received them in under 4 days.
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tess
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Post Number: 76
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Brian, I don't know what the real McCoy's are? When I plan a trip part of my process is mac-tac-ing the maps I need...is that the chemical part?
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jbird
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

thanks all. while attracted to the free/printable types, i am going to use tess' link and order what i need.

ottertooth is always helpful.
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brian
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Post Number: 705
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The real McCoy is a large-dimension printed map ordered from your favorite store and done on an offset printer. Folks who print theirs off the internet print them on printers that have water-soluble inks so they must be sealed to prevent them from turning into tie-dye. All that work, all those little pieces of paper, and sometimes a limited vision of the landscape if you don't have enough of them. I've run into these folks, sometimes off the map and lost because they fell into the white fringe where their maps don't go.


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