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Does anybody use this? The creator invited me to link my website to it. It looks very nice but the example he sent me; Thickhead Wild Area-Detweiler Natural Area Loop, was missing several key trails. I think the problem is that he's using very old USGS quads just like NG TOPO! and other mapping software being used by commercial entities. Such being the case the maps predate many of the trails or the relocation of older trails that you might be interested in. I think it is going to be useful but I wouldn't consider it a prime reference w/o checking it out against other sources.

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I've used it to post tracks of group hikes I'm leading so that participants can view and print maps.

But I create my planned tracks using ExpertGPS with the import map and calibrate feature because most topos are out of date. I import park maps and other sources of exisiting trails.

But some of my hikes are based on old trials, so I used topos from the 1920's and 1940's to map the planned tracks, importing them as well into ExpertGPS

Here is a link to the G4map for my planned hikes
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So all of your routes are based on GPS data?

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So all of your routes are based on GPS data?

The planned routes are based on a combination of topo maps, park maps, discussions with park forest rangers, and information gathered from web searches.

I end up drawing a planned route in ExpertGPS, then export the map and tracks to my GPS.

Often times, the actual route varies from the planned route because of unexpected blown down or other impassable objects.  But we usually make it to the objective, just sometimes not exactly as planned.
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That's pretty much what I do in NG TOPO! but that is only for my use and the participants. About 95% of the hikes on my site are based on real GPS data that I collect so it's real stuff.

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That's pretty much what I do in NG TOPO! but that is only for my use and the participants. About 95% of the hikes on my site are based on real GPS data that I collect so it's real stuff.

I post the actual tracks for the groups, and after I have collected  a sufficient amount of actual gps data, I post a hiking guide on WNYTrails.com like this one from last summer:

Hike from Thunder Rocks to Mount Irvine
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