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Mapping Websites(4 posts)

Mapping WebsitesBosephus
Apr 9, 2001 9:16 AM
Does anyone know if there are any mapping websites where you can select for "backroads" only ... ie no highways. I'm trying to figure out a ride from where I live to this certain place, but Mapquest and Mapblast only give you the Highway/Interstate routes... any ideas other than the obvious of going out and buying a map?
Try www.topozone.comJ.S.
Apr 9, 2001 10:06 AM
It may provide what you need.
Try geology mapsBrian C.
Apr 9, 2001 10:12 AM
Try the U.S. Geological Survey. It may not have maps on the Internet but if you can find a local USGS office (or in Canada, through the Canadian Geolgical Service), you'll find good biking maps. Those devoted to quaternary, or surficial, geology are especially helpful because they not only show the back roads, abandoned railway lines and the like, but provide isometric contours, land elevations and the geological features (for example, drumlins) that you're riding over.
Here are couple links...biknben
Apr 9, 2001 12:30 PM
www.gisdatadepot.com for free USGS images and the like.

www.terraserver.com for free arrial photos.