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Postby ojo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:45 am

What's the best way of producing a map of a route(s) for a mountain or route page? Can I photograph part of a map and then edit it in software (add the route, for eg) without infringing copyright?

Google maps for Access to the trailhead, yes, but.. well, I see some good, clear maps on pages and wonder where they come from. Thanks. j
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:05 pm

Hola ojo,

Perhaps there is a mapping software that covers the regions where you climb most frequently.

For the US, I use National Geographic TOPO! software for map-building. I apologize that I have no mapping software to recommend for Spain specifically or EMEA in general.

Good luck!

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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:31 pm

There was a recent article (within a year) on linking in publicly-available European topos. If the area is covered by google maps, you can produce the route as a "track" and upload it.
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:03 pm

Maybe here...
http://www.idee.es/show.do?to=pideep_pidee.ES

Unfortunately, Spain is not explicitly covered in the SP article.
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby ojo » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:54 am

Thanks everyone for your help. A lot of stuff for me to look through and work on, but much appreciated, thank you.
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby visentin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:10 pm

For Spain, there is a great map site :
http://www.ign.es/iberpix/visoriberpix/visorign.html
kind of equivalent to the other one (which was catalunyan :)
There is now a crowd of such map portals in Europe, but so far only 3 of them include the embedding and GPX features: France, UK and ...Slovakia :(
For Spain unfortunately we have only the Google Maps.
To embed a google-mapped route easily you can try http://www.wandermap.net, a great tool.
Otherwise, for more precise maps, you can try a simple JPEG of a portion of the following maps :
http://www.cimbre.com/mapas/pirineos/
But I have no idea of the copyright policy of Spanish editors. Looks like many people do it on the web, much more than with the french IGN... so perhaps you can.
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby ojo » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:37 pm

Thanks Visentin. I have a lot to learn. The visoribexpi doesn't open for me, I'll have to try again later. On P3000 it seems folk just use a map and paint on it but I'm sure there's copyright issues though. There are some great maps here: Hoya de Huesca page: http://www.senderoshoyadehuesca.es/visor_buscar.php?id_ruta=1&punto_ruta_x=707830.00000&punto_ruta_y=4688290.00000&nivel_ruta=5&huso=30.
That's what I'd like to achieve.
Thanks again. Back to the drawing board. jane
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Re: maps on mountain or route pages

Postby visentin » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:16 am

It looks that the site senderoshoyadehuesca.es (by the way very interesting, thanks), has its own map applet in it, and thus, probably got some authorization from some editor to use this map background. However it doesn't look accessible for public use. I tried to play with the X and Y coordinates passed in the URL, without success.
You can perhaps drom them a mail to ask if and how it can be used.
Have a nice week end !
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