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Big Bend Community => Big Bend Area Links => Topic started by: chisos_muse on January 07, 2006, 10:13:20 AM

Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: chisos_muse on January 07, 2006, 10:13:20 AM
I'm not sure how many of you already know about this website, but lord knows at my ripe old age I STILL get surprised!
http://www.bigbendtexasmountains.com/

There is a booklet of the same and both pretty much cover what you need to know about the region.

I'd also love suggestions for any other links to do with Big Bend or cool things in the area that I may not have known about...
Just call me "Spongechick"   I never tire of learning

Muse :D
Title: BB Website
Post by: Jim on January 07, 2006, 10:45:08 AM
I've been going to BBNP for over 30 years.  I enjoy photography, so if you're into BB pictures you can take a look at my website.

Jim

http://BigBendPartners.com
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: chisos_muse on January 07, 2006, 11:34:33 AM
Thanks Jim! :)
Exactly what I'm talking about....
Although there are many websites that show similar pics or topics, it's nice to see things through different eyes and perspectives, or perhaps something captured for the first time as it has never been before....
Title: LINKS....
Post by: SHANEA on January 07, 2006, 08:34:58 PM
What might be cool for this website is a place to park West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend Region links....
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Casa Grande on January 08, 2006, 11:23:11 AM
ask, and ye shall receive...been thinking of doing this for sometime....

and here's another great big bend website:

http://www.virtualbigbend.com

A Interactive Virtual Tour of Big Bend National Park

yes, another shameless method of advertising!

David


ps---here's another: http://www.bigbendgallery.com
Title: COOL!
Post by: chisos_muse on January 08, 2006, 03:32:00 PM
See this is great! And "Papa Locke" worded it perfectly....
Don't worry about the advertising......th is is still your place, although we all visit and hang out here.....the only other thing that would be cooler is us being here at the same time and being able to typity-type instantly....I log on sometimes and say "hey there's (fill in the blank)"
So close, yet so far away!  :wink:
Title: Live Chat
Post by: MarkB on January 08, 2006, 09:59:42 PM
Chat in "real time" is available to Big Bend Photos group members located at the following link:  http://groups.msn.com/bigbendphotos
Members may also post photos or messages and the general public is invited to join.
Title: Brewster County Landmarks
Post by: RichardM on January 10, 2006, 09:34:18 AM
For info on lots of landmarks in Big Bend and throughout Brewster County, check out http://www.rootsweb.com/~txlndmrk/brewster.htm
It has links to TopoZone maps for each landmark.
Title: a few more links
Post by: RichardM on January 10, 2006, 10:41:22 AM
Here's a few more links.

Developed Trail descriptions:  http://hotx.com/hot/bigbend/bigbendnp/BBNP/roads/Trails/DevTrails.html

Big Bend Gazette:  http://www.bigbendgazette.com/
(the old version was at http://www.bigbendgazette.blogspot.com/

Texas Monthly's Big Bend info:  http://www.texasmonthly.com/ranch/bigbend/paved.html

Big Bend by KChisos:  http://www.kchisos.com/bigbend.htm
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Casa Grande on January 10, 2006, 12:51:01 PM
plus, i have a plethera of links to Big Bend related websites from my links page on virtualbigbend.com:

http://www.virtualbigbend.com/links/index.php

enjoy,
david
Title: Big Bend Ranch State Park
Post by: RichardM on January 10, 2006, 04:48:56 PM
Just as well that I forgot to include Big Bend Ranch State Park, as its url moved since I last looked at it.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/big_bend_ranch/
Title: TBS - Texas Bighorn Society
Post by: SHANEA on January 14, 2006, 11:59:49 AM
http://www.texasbighornsociety.org/
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: randell on February 01, 2006, 02:01:14 PM
I recently built this site to clean out and organize my favorites.  I made it for personal use, but I don't care who looks at it.  It has a nifty search tool at the bottom.  There are 125 links so far.

http://www.zerr.net/bbnp/bblinks/

Moderator note:  URL has been updated.  Let's hope Randell doesn't move it again.  If the link doesn't work, PM or email Randell.
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Casa Grande on February 01, 2006, 06:39:33 PM
thanks for those links, Randell.  i have a link to the 3-D pics of Big Bend on my site too....those are uber-cool.....i'm going on a trip to the park in a couple of weeks and will return with the worlds first 3-D Interactive Panormas, and all from Big Bend!
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: randell on February 01, 2006, 11:13:06 PM
I actually got the 3d link from your set of links as I was scouring the web for links to add.  It looks cool.  Now I just need to get me some 3d glasses to enjoy them fully.

Definitely need those glasses before you post some 3d interactive panos!  Sounds sweet!
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Casa Grande on February 02, 2006, 06:28:20 AM
i have some.  i'll send you a pair, just PM me with your mailing address  :)
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Don H on February 02, 2006, 11:51:51 AM
Help me out a bit guys, where's the 3D link you're referring to?  It sounds very interesting!
Title: 3d link
Post by: MarkB on February 02, 2006, 12:41:40 PM
How about here:
http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/bigbend/index.html
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: Don H on February 02, 2006, 01:35:50 PM
Thanks Mark, I just to need to remember where I stashed those 3D glasses - I know I had some back in the 70's :wink:
Title: Weather links
Post by: brian67761 on March 29, 2006, 01:15:32 AM
Here is a link to daily high and low temperatures and rainfall in West Texas:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf/cgi-bin/version.php?pil=RTPMAF&cwi=1&n=0

And here is a link to daily river levels in West Texas:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf/cgi-bin/version.php?pil=RVAMAF&cwi=1&n=0

I use these links on those days when the Big Bend Daily Report is not issued.
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: randell on March 29, 2006, 12:14:52 PM
Cool links, thanks!
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: homerboy2u on April 30, 2006, 06:46:46 PM
Well i have been talking to my wife about , finally,schedulling a trip to visit BiBe. She insisted on seeing it first, be4 taking the girls with us.

  I knew there was a topic some where, where i could show her real webcams shots..Finally found it.

 Brian,Randell,ShaneA,MarkB,RichardM...Google is your friend!!, and ofcourse. To finally convince her i pull my Ace under my shirt: Virtual Big Bend & Gallery....David Locke.

  Thank you all ,for contributing to it. :wink:
Title: When & Speaking Of...
Post by: SHANEA on May 01, 2006, 01:04:43 AM
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
schedulling a trip to visit BiBe.  Randell


When shall we plan on meeting you there???

And, Speaking of Randell??
Title: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: bdann on May 05, 2006, 04:17:01 PM
Ran across this link earlier, thought some of you might find it interesting...

http://www.mountainpeaks.net/hiking_texas.html
Title: Big Bend Links
Post by: Buck on May 05, 2006, 10:01:07 PM
Don't forget about Art Busby's page at http://www.geo.tcu.edu/BigBend/BigBend.html .  He actually had a link to one of my fledgling Big Bend sites back in '96.  It's broken now, but he's got even betters stuff going on.  Shazaam! Look who's at the top of his link list.
Title: Re: Big Bend Links
Post by: Casa Grande on May 06, 2006, 10:26:13 AM
Quote from: "Buck Nekkid"
Don't forget about Art Busby's page at http://www.geo.tcu.edu/BigBend/BigBend.html .  He actually had a link to one of my fledgling Big Bend sites back in '96.  It's broken now, but he's got even betters stuff going on.  Shazaam! Look who's at the top of his link list.


yep, Art has been a linkster to me since the beginning.....he's a great supporter!
Title: Re: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: wexzone on February 22, 2008, 10:43:49 AM
One more awesome area site!  VBB Interactive Map:
VisitBigBend.com has just released its newest feature, the Interactive Map.  This Google Map Mashup features tourism hotspots and points of interest in an easy to navigate interface. The map itself uses the Google Maps API to provide a backdrop of satellite imagery and road information. VisitBigBend.com hopes to give its tourism visitors detailed information about the most visited spots in the region.

For more information, visit http://www.visitbigbend.com/map.html (http://www.visitbigbend.com/map.html)

Title: Re: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: SHANEA on February 22, 2008, 12:56:19 PM
Great website, but it needs updating.

Still lists the Heath Canyon motel as being open from the Stillwell Junction (Google Earth)

Lists Lajitas House which the link is busted.
Title: Re: Great Websites (lots of sites)
Post by: wexzone on May 10, 2008, 03:53:54 PM
POATRI - poatri.org has just released its new Property Tract Map system, covering thousands of acres of survey maps in West Texas.

POATRI uses the revolutionary WexZone Mapper software to place their property maps over a satellite imagery background, giving increased accuracy to their property owners.  The new map system also features local landmarks such as mountains, roads, gates, and waterways in an easy-to-use interface.

The property maps consist of survey maps made in the late 70s when the Land Development Organization was founded.  Each tract is labeled with a number and can be found by using the section and tract numbers in the drop-down menus at the top of the map interface.

This new map system gives property owners a bird's eye view of their property and its boundaries in a unique example of a Google Maps Mashup.  Finding your property has never been easier!

For more information on this system please visit:
http://www.poatri.org/tractmaps.html

For more information about WexZone Mapper please visit:
http://www.wexzone.com/mapper.html