Topo USA 6.0 West Region, East Region, and National

 

Topo USA 6.0 West Region, East Region, and National
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Topo USA 6.0 West Region, East Region, and National
Manufacturer DeLorme
Page By redsplashman23
Page Type Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 2063
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Product Description

This imaging software provides detailed USGS topographical maps of the western states. It includes the states west of including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. Alaska and Hawaii are also included in this version.

There is also an Eastern Region. You could also get the National version covering the entire United States. The Western and Eastern Regions come on CDs and the National version is on DVD.

Features


  • Updated USGS topo map and elevation data integrated with the most recent information. When you launch the software having a live internet connection it prompts you to download updates.

  • You can use 3D imaging and flyovers through the terrain of interest. You can see the rivers, lakes, mountains, and any other place of interest.

  • Topo USA 6.0 is also GPS-ready. You can draw your route and get detailed elevation data and distance.

  • Suggested uses include hiking, camping, bike route planning, fishing, hunting.

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vertx - Jan 26, 2007 8:24 pm - Voted 5/5

Love it
Love the ease of use and the fact I can drop the maps into my Garmin. I always have a map of the hike/climb with me when I am out and its always from TOPO!

redsplashman23 - Feb 19, 2007 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Great program
Easy to use and easy to read Map Software.

fossana - Jan 28, 2008 5:27 pm - Voted 3/5

subpar
Advantages:

  • cheap

  • covers a lot of ground for the cost


Disadvantages:

  • lack of detail (v. NG product)

  • crappy tech support - see below

  • trail data is sparse (e.g. indian peaks, flatirons)



RANT
I contacted tech support after experiencing consistent app crashes with errors pointing to 2 dlls. I followed their reinstallation instructions and upgrading the service pack per their website prior to contacting them. Their tech gave me a knowledgebase link to a fix for another app, which of course didn't work b/c the MDAC update was for Win2K. I was then forwarded to a link on about.com summarizing generic fixes for my dll error (e.g. upgrade the service pack, etc.). This is the only app causing problems and I highly doubt it's my hardware (capacity: dual 2 GB proc w/ 2 GB RAM).

theflyingmountaineer - Jul 12, 2008 12:02 am - Hasn't voted

Good and bad
The software is great for people who like a bunch of cool bells and whistles, or a piece of software that can perform a lot of stuff. DeLorme does both well. I much prefer the Nat Geo TOPO! software, because that's exactly what is... a topo software. DeLorme digitizes all of their maps to make routing and interactivity better. I prefer the old-fashioned, scanned maps that TOPO! offers.

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