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tony_way
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I recently bought Fugawi digital maps and software from Northport Systems, Toronto, www.fugawi.com and am really pleased with how they simplify route planning.
"Fugawi Canada Maps" includes each province (CAN$100/US$72 each, except pending 2004: Nunavut, NWT, Yukon CAN$200/US$144 each; I bought Quebec) with all NRC 1:50,000 & 1:250,000 maps stitched in large sets with a rudimentary viewing program.
"Fugawi 3 GPS Mapping Software" (CAN$149/US$99; free downloadable demo available) allows plotting a route complete with distances and rough elevation changes. Elevation files from government sites (ftp://edcsgs9.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/srtm/North_Amer ica_3arcsec/) has much finer lateral resolution (100m) elevations which appear to be extrapolated horizontally for fairly smooth elevations. Selected map sections can can be printed on 8x11" or 8x14".
I don't have a GPS yet so I haven't tried the uploading capabilities.

Tony.
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brian
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Tony, are you saying this usgs files can be read by the Fugawi software?
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tony_way
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Brian: Yes, "Fugawi Mapping" reads these USGS files as elevation files (shuttle radar) for their cartographic files. "Fugawi Canada Maps" files have very crude elevations (lateral resolution = miles? not feet). www.fugawi.com/dem/demdownload.html has a link to ftp://edcsgs9.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/srtm which is the parent to the 3arcsecond (304ft lateral resolution) *.hgt files (see above) in 1 degree blocks (69x69mi; ca. 2Gb zipped to ca. 1Gb), including all NA from 15-60deg N. These SRTM files let me see the bumpy drops through long rapids. Tony.
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brian
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Post Number: 211
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Can you see the haystacks and eddies too?
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tony_way
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Only on the summer maps, in the winter maps they are frozen flat.
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 37
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 3:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Tony very usefull post thanks for the link I see they have a U.K site with uk maps very handy.

I use infoMap with a usb Gps unit on the laptop pluged in to the 4x4 the software is very good and gives me live voice navigation and is 100% more relible then the wife with a map ha ha.....http://www.directions.ltd.uk

I also use memory-map as well gives me 1:50,000 Southen England very much like your Fugawi software but a lot more cost to me it is very expensive to get the full set and only covers the uk...www.memory-map.co.uk good software one thing that I like is the 3d maping very usefull when teaching navigation to a class.

I must say having looked at Fugawi's uk web site the software is at a very good price and I am very tempted to get it as I can also use this in Canada.

Again thanks for the very usefull post.

Blackfox
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Just playing around with Memory-map on the laptop also got a download of Fugawi's to play with and have found out that with m/map I can also download and view usgs map data the free one's and at http://www.memory-map.com I can get maps for Canada Iv been useing this software for over a year now I think the Candaian maps must be new to the market, we have a A3 printer at work and I print off the maps that I wont and we make them watertight by puting the maps into a large ziplock bag and useing gafer tape to make a good seal.
Another good link is at http://www.maptown.com/
they have been trading for 14 years now and always given a good service.

Maps in 3d and with the laptop with a usb gps unit it will pinpoint us on the map. Not that Im into paddling with the laptop but when with a large group of 10-16 years old on the water they look see and learn.

Blackfox
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tony_way
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Dave,
Thanks for the info about Memory-Map. I am going to try the demo and see if it can 3-D my dream Ungava route using the Fugawi digital maps and the 3-arcsecond SRTM elevations.
Tony
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 3:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Let us Know how you get on Tony the over thing that I like about this type of software is if takeing a group out you can email them a map and hope that they will get to the right put in place.

Blackfox
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paul_hammersten
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Neat Map!

My... my!...trip planning has sure made a giant step in this hi tech age. Who would have dreamed...

Best

Paul
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tony_way
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Dave,
Unfortunately, Memory-Map can not read Fugawi's *.fx4 proprietary format.
Tony.
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Tony did you go to http://www.memory-map.com/ as there are 3 types of software Memory-Map Navigator is the one and will Use USGS & NOAA maps on your PC or Pocket PC.

Blackfox
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ah your right Tony. Maps that are FX4 format can only be used with the Fugawi software. memory map should read USGS maps for you,

Blackfox
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 53
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

http://members.shaw.ca/pdops/samplemaps.html
Nice link to try out some sample maps in loads of formats

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