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North American mountains map

Postby skyward22 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:11 pm

Anyone aware of a large map of the mountain ranges in North America that lists the major ranges (Rockies, Appalachians) as well as subranges (i.e. Tetons, Cascades, Coastal Range, Chugah, Brooks, etc, etc)?
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Re: North American mountains map

Postby Jow » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:10 pm

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Re: North American mountains map

Postby chugach mtn boy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:02 pm

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Re: North American mountains map

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:28 pm


+1

Those Raven maps are awesome... I have the CA one. It's huge and everyone likes it!
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Re: North American mountains map

Postby SeanReedy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:21 pm

mrchad9 wrote:

+1

Those Raven maps are awesome... I have the CA one. It's huge and everyone likes it!



+1 more

I've got the CA one as well. I know at least one additional SP member does too, but his wife made him put it in the garage or something. That's not doing it right. :wink: Mine is in the living room where I can admire the map's awesomeness, look stuff up at a moment's notice, daydream about trips to the mountains, and encourage my kids to geek out about maps like I do. I really should close that link before I order maps for other western states. The more square-shaped ones would be easier to place in good viewing spots. :ugeek: I notice that the state maps are actually a bit larger than the USA and N.A. maps with great detail at a scale of around 1:500,000 in most cases.
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Re: North American mountains map

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:40 pm

That guy's wife sounds horrid.
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Re: North American mountains map

Postby simonov » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:45 pm

Not exactly what the OP is asking for, but I recently bought a couple of these raised 3D maps from Summit Maps. I mean to post a review of them here sometime. They take satellite imagery, add a few place names, then superimpose this on molded 3D terrain. They are pretty nice, but not really for hanging on the wall, since you will want take them down and touch them all the time.

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The SoCal one (above) is really great for showing the high school kids where they are hiking in relation to their homes and the rest of SoCal. From that map you can clearly see, for example, how prominent the San Andreas Fault is. I intend to make a case for it out of masonite so I can take it to trailheads without messing it up.
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Re: North American mountains map

Postby SeanReedy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:39 pm

^^^Those 3D maps do look fun and would be interesting teaching tools. They remind me of making less accurate and more breakable versions for the whole state in 4th grade and then leading some 4th graders through making the same thing once about 15 years ago. According to my interior design philosophy, having 3D maps would be a good reason to place a large coffee table in the living room. :wink:
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