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Arizona Trail Digitized Topo Maps

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:32 pm
by postholer
The Arizona Trail Association (ATA) now has topo maps created with the same technology used to create the Postholer Pocket Maps.

The ATA topo maps are 1:28K scale designed for 8.5x11 printing. They also have detailed elevation charts on each map. The layout is very similar to the Postholer Pocket Maps.


In December of 2011 Brett "Blisterfree" Tucker approached me with idea of creating a second-to-none set of topo maps for the Arizona National Scenic Trail. After much work, particularly by Brett, the ATA has adopted these maps and have a CD available with maps and data book.

Here's the interesting part.

Using the ATA's own data and way point data selflessly offered by Fred Gaudet, Brett and I were able to create a set of maps that no one else is capable of creating.

Further, the cost of creating these maps was exactly $0. Only our time and generous data contributions were needed.

Proceeds go to the Arizona Trail Association.

-postholer 8)

Re: Arizona Trail Digitized Topo Maps

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 am
by ClemRz
I'm new to ATA and Postholer. I have to project to hike the AZT (Arizona Trail) by sections across 2019 so I registered to the ATA (Arizona Trail Association) membership. One of the benefits of being a member of the ATA is that you have access to those topo maps that are really great!!! Thanks a lot for all the work you've done to make that possible!

I was wondering, since I'm used to metric system more than imperial one, how hard would it be to have a metric version (distances and elevation curves in meters)?

I know that it would definitely require some development work and as I am myself a web dev. I volunteer to help on this if needed :)

Thanks again!

Re: Arizona Trail Digitized Topo Maps

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm
by postholer
ClemRz wrote:...how hard would it be to have a metric version (distances and elevation curves in meters)?


Actually, that would be pretty easy. :) It's something to think about should we do another iteration. The only downside is to have 2 distinct maps sets. That might be confusing. Obviously, you wouldn't want to have feet/meters on the same map, which could be disastrous.

Thanks for the suggestion!