- Sep 17, 2002
I quickly played with it and was able to get a 1995 photo to match Google Earth. I will spend more time later today on this.
You should be able to make a Garmin Custom Map using Google Earth with this technique: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/onthetrail/custommaps
There must be more snow up there than I have. It was 60 degrees at my place today and out in the woods the snow is only 3 to 4 inches deep. Snowshoes would have just made it hard to get around.
A little off subject.
In Boyd's post above he writes "THERE must be more snow" and my spell-check has always told me in this situation that it should be "Their." I am certain Boyd is correct and I have always ignored the spellcheck and left it as "There" so lets hear from others if they have the same problem. It may be a error in the Mac spell-check so if you use a Mac can you tell me what you come up with?
46er, you are correct, that technique only generates a map that includes the image you have chosen and not the the underlying Google Earth image. But I think you can still accomplish what you want very easily (or close to it). On your Oregon, if you enable another map (such as my Map of NJ or the Garmin topo), all of the line and point objects will be drawn on top of the image. So you would get the roads, streams, contour lines, boundaries and points of interest from the topo along with your scanned map. Polygons (like lakes and landcover) would not be shown however.
There are a lot of other ways to do this, but they involve downloading and learning how to use more software. The map you posted is really simple. I assume the trail is really all you want? That could easily be traced and turned into a tradition Garmin vector-based map (.img file). Mapwel would be a simple way to do that: http://mapwel.eu/
You would choose the option to make the map with a transparent background, and then it would appear on top of any other map you chose on the GPS, or on top of BirdsEye imagery.
You could also find them tip toeing in the dark with your ghillie suit hiked upyes I could not believe how upon leaving batsto the woods were basically snow free and upon travelling east on 542 when we hit crowleytown all the sudden the woods were filled with snow and it was obviously getting deeper as we travelled.by the time we got to lower bank there had to be as Guy said a foot of snow in the woods,definitely not prime stone hunting weather.if those monuments hadn't have been tall ones we may not have found them except maybe with my knee.