New Digital Algonquin Map (Free)

JeffreyM
JeffreyM

May 5th, 2008, 5:55 pm #1

Hi Everyone,

Over the last two years I've taken the time to make my own map of Algonquin Park and the surrounding area. As the title states, this map is being distributed for _no charge_, though I do appreciate advice, suggestions for improvement, and information to enhance the map. For a list of the map features take a look at the linked website below or at the legend: http://tinyurl.com/62qep7 (1MB jpg image.) Distribution, editing and sharing of this resource is encouraged with the only restrictions being listed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada" license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ ).

Here's the website for the Map: http://homepage.mac.com/canoecamping/Ma ... e_Map.html (The download link is available at the top of the page; the 'Large' size is suitable for most people).

Thank you to everyone who has helped, especially Bruce Sutton and Markus.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to reply below or email me. I hope you enjoy the map.

Happy paddling!

Jeff

P.S. If you had any problems downloading the map prior to this post they should be fixed.
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May 5th, 2008, 6:12 pm #2

Hey Jeffrey,

Been using your map now for a few weeks, and have since retired my "official canoe routes map." Not only does yours have more detail, and information, but its also a wonderful work of art. It is also way more updated then the digital canoe routes map (1995 version I think) that is floating around the net.

Thanks for sharring, what was obviously a labour of love!

Jeff P
http://algonquincanoeing.blogspot.com/

Jeff P
http://algonquincanoeing.blogspot.com/
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JeffreyM
JeffreyM

May 5th, 2008, 6:22 pm #3

Thanks for the compliments Jeff! Glad you like it.

Jeffrey
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May 5th, 2008, 6:29 pm #4

Ditto.

Great job Jeff. Thanks for all the hard work. Love the DEM inclusion.
Cheers

Markus
Etobicoke, Onterry-airy-airy-Ohhh!
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Bryce
Bryce

May 5th, 2008, 7:21 pm #5

Hi Everyone,

Over the last two years I've taken the time to make my own map of Algonquin Park and the surrounding area. As the title states, this map is being distributed for _no charge_, though I do appreciate advice, suggestions for improvement, and information to enhance the map. For a list of the map features take a look at the linked website below or at the legend: http://tinyurl.com/62qep7 (1MB jpg image.) Distribution, editing and sharing of this resource is encouraged with the only restrictions being listed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada" license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ ).

Here's the website for the Map: http://homepage.mac.com/canoecamping/Ma ... e_Map.html (The download link is available at the top of the page; the 'Large' size is suitable for most people).

Thank you to everyone who has helped, especially Bruce Sutton and Markus.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to reply below or email me. I hope you enjoy the map.

Happy paddling!

Jeff

P.S. If you had any problems downloading the map prior to this post they should be fixed.
Pretty cool work, Jeff! What were your main resources for information?

Not sure how it will run on my computer at home, but it seems that all of the layers might make it impractical to run as an electronic planning aid =/. It took a minute or so to load a section at 100%. You really did well when it comes to packing information in there without a cluttered appearance. Awesome!
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JeffreyM
JeffreyM

May 5th, 2008, 7:28 pm #6

Hi Bryce,

My resources are.. everything I could get my hands on. In terms of the old portages (for example) I used maps from.. 1906, 1922, 1947, 1958, and a bunch of newer maps (Factual information is not copyrightable under the Copyright Act).

Lots of current sites/portages are based on on the ground surveys and reports...

In terms of the map speed, what version are you using? If you're using the PDF that's the reason why I created the jpg images. Try the 500dpi (Large) or 300dpi (Medium) images. If you still have issues with speed make sure to respond back or email me and I can see what I can do for you .

Jeff
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Bryce
Bryce

May 5th, 2008, 8:12 pm #7

I'll give the jpg a go at some point.

so you did all of the terrain, regions, etc. by hand? my guess is you used a Mac, but how easy (or difficult) does commercial software make this sort of task?

i think it's been done by now, but i've had this idea of using the Google Maps API and creating an account-based map system for Algonquin where a user (or users) can log in and create markers for various documenting purposes: fishing spots, pictures, reminders, links to trip logs, etc. Your map might be a good basis for the layers required for such a project, though admittedly my idea never got much beyond the dreaming stage and less on the factual techie details. I find that between here and myccr, much of the useful information like triplogs and pictures get lost in buried (archived) posts. It would be nice to put it all in one spot, perhaps with some sort of control mechanism for what markers should show up on the map at any one time so as to avoid overcrowding.
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Bo Knows
Bo Knows

May 5th, 2008, 10:16 pm #8

Very nice map Jeffrey!!

I rarely use a map these days though because all the information is stored in my little head and I know the Park pretty good, where the portages, campsites, etc. are.

However, I always bring a map along in case of memory failure or too many of whatever!!!!


Bo
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May 5th, 2008, 11:11 pm #9

Hey Jeff,

What is the best application to open the map. I have a Dell with Windows XP OS.

Love the details but it seems to be real slow when I open it with Microsoft Office Picture Manager

Sal
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MattJ
MattJ

May 6th, 2008, 1:18 am #10

Hi Everyone,

Over the last two years I've taken the time to make my own map of Algonquin Park and the surrounding area. As the title states, this map is being distributed for _no charge_, though I do appreciate advice, suggestions for improvement, and information to enhance the map. For a list of the map features take a look at the linked website below or at the legend: http://tinyurl.com/62qep7 (1MB jpg image.) Distribution, editing and sharing of this resource is encouraged with the only restrictions being listed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada" license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ ).

Here's the website for the Map: http://homepage.mac.com/canoecamping/Ma ... e_Map.html (The download link is available at the top of the page; the 'Large' size is suitable for most people).

Thank you to everyone who has helped, especially Bruce Sutton and Markus.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to reply below or email me. I hope you enjoy the map.

Happy paddling!

Jeff

P.S. If you had any problems downloading the map prior to this post they should be fixed.
Hi Jeffrey,

Your map is a thing of beauty and I will be spending hours and hours with it over the years I'm sure.

I really hope that now that it's out there others will continue to refine and expand it in the spirit that has inspired you to do the work you've done already. What a great resource.

Congratulations!

-Matt
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