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Catskill Trail Maps

by CP_Climber_2014 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:54 pm

Hi;
I want to create a 3D map of the Catskills, with trails and roads. I use Trainz Railroad Simulator TS12 to create the final product, but first I need the GeoReferenced maps showing the trails.
I have done this using my NY/NJ TC map sets, but it is a tedious and lengthy process to scan the maps, then size them to fit as overlays in Google Earth. I have done this for the Northeast section of the Cats, but that is the extent of my work thus far.
I am working with an application called "TransDem" which takes the various file types (DEM, Raster, and route) and allows the maps to be georeferenced once they are captured in Google Earth. Finally, the file is processed and exported so that Trainz can import the file and create a 3D map.

I am working with WMS and Map Tile Servers in TransDem, hoping to find a topo map that shows the major trails, but so far the only maps I have seen that show any of the trails (usually only the AT and possibly the LP) are not georeferenced.
Can anyone tell me where I might find a WMS (Web Mapping Service) or Map Tile Server that would have topo or image maps that show trails?
As this project is strictly for my own use, I am not concerned with copyright, and I do not want to pay for the maps.

Thanks for your help

FW

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Re: Catskill Trail Maps

by John Duffield » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:16 pm

why would you need more than Catskill Mountaineer for hiking?

http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/hiking-CMBH25.html

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Re: Catskill Trail Maps

by CP_Climber_2014 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:01 pm

John Duffield wrote:why would you need more than Catskill Mountaineer for hiking?

http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/hiking-CMBH25.html

I'll show you what I am trying to do once I get a bit of it complete. It's really just for fun - don't need it for hiking.
Nice maps though. I have bookmarked catskillmountaineer.com.

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Re: Catskill Trail Maps

by Jelf » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:18 pm

CP_Climber_2014 wrote:I am working with WMS and Map Tile Servers in TransDem, hoping to find a topo map that shows the major trails, but so far the only maps I have seen that show any of the trails (usually only the AT and possibly the LP) are not georeferenced.
Can anyone tell me where I might find a WMS (Web Mapping Service) or Map Tile Server that would have topo or image maps that show trails?


If you can use ESRI's REST interface (instead of the open source WMS), then scanned and tiled topos are at:
http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS ... /MapServer

If you are writing code, here is the key bit:
getTileUrl: function(coord, zoom) { return "http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA_Topo_Maps/MapServer/tile/" + zoom + "/" + coord.y + "/" + coord.x ;}

The following link starts Gmap4 (I am the developer) and displays these topos zoomed in on a random trail in the Catskills. Zoom out to get your bearings. Gmap4 calls these topos "t3 Topo USGS".

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.p ... &z=15&t=t3

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy


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