Recommended Topographic Map Software Package

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  1. johnjay1776 macrumors member

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    Anyone on here have a need to use topographic maps on their Mac frequently? Do you have a favorite package that you use? Why is it your favorite? Have you tried others?

    I've just recently switched from a Windows based PC over to an iMac. On the Windows PC, I used Delorme's TopoUSA which I liked quite a bit. I've done some searching around the 'net with Google and have run across a few available packages but it's always nice to hear from someone that's actually used them before making a purchase.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. darthmullet macrumors member

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    I would be interested in hearing what other mac people are using too. Anything out there with GPS input and/or output that is recommended?

    I currently resort to using VMWare Fusion with Garmin's software, because I use it with my Garmin GPS. Not the best solution, but the Topo 2008 US and 24k US National Parks map sets are pretty good.
     
  3. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I use Google Earth for most things.

    Trail runner isn't a bad app, as it lets you choose where you want to get the data from (Google, OpenStreetMap etc.)

    I'm not sure of any stand-alone apps that don't need the internet.
     
  4. johnjay1776 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've used (and still use from time to time) Google Earth as well but it lacks a good tool from which to gauge the actual lay of the land. It's also missing most of the items usually found on topological maps.

    So, anyone else have a tool that they'd like to recommend? Thanks.
     
  5. johnjay1776 thread starter macrumors member

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    Any one else have any suggestions? There's got to be a lot of you Mac users out there that dig the outdoors??
     

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