Fixed a bug in the new USGS topo's

Boyd

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This is a little problem that's annoyed me for awhile, route numbers in highway shields didn't display correctly and a few other things looked bad. I thought it was a screw-up on their part, but just realized it was caused by the way I (mis)configured the map on my site. Looks much better now, but like other changes, it might take awhile for you to see this update unless you clear your browser cache.

https://boydsmaps.com/#14.00/39.518519/-74.920056/usgsTopo/0.00/0.00

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This also fixes the same problem with the USGS Topo + Aerials

https://boydsmaps.com/#14.00/39.518519/-74.920056/usgsImageryTopo/0.00/0.00
 
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martink

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Totally tangential to your post (though I appreciate your perfectionism), but in that view you can really see how many rivers start in and around Buena. They go off in all directions to completely different watersheds. Berlin has a similar feature. Thanks for compiling so many different maps—I often see things in one view that I missed in others.
 
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Boyd

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in that view you can really see how many rivers start in and around Buena. They go off in all directions to completely different watersheds

You might be interested in the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) map

https://boydsmaps.com/#14.00/39.518519/-74.920056/usgsNHD/0.00/0.00

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I don't pretend to understand all of this, but the cyan lines are streams with directional arrows and the purple lines are the boundaries of "hydrologic units" as explained in this illustration

 
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martink

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Oh wow, yes I am interested, thanks. I'll need to add that to my favorites. The dark purple just seem to be what we civilians would call watersheds or drainage basins. The light purple seem to be mini-drainage basins. My backyard looks complicated and I know from living here that there are barely discernable gullies sloping down to a creek. The map is showing 20-foot wide micro-watershed for these slopes. Cool!
 
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